Government move to control social media and reduce fake accounts

Monday, January 7, 2019

The government is considering the need to issue a legislation for controlling social media and reducing fake accounts, local daily Arab Times reported.

According to report, intention of the government to control social media is in line with directives from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The government is likely to take into consideration the experience of certain countries when drafting the new bill.

The report added that the government may decide to use the legislation to tighten the noose on misleading and fake accounts, especially those that are in conflict with Islamic teachings, expose national security, violate symbols of the country or encourage terrorism, extremism, crime and hate speeches.

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