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Government Files Lawsuits Against People Spreading COVID-19 Rumors

As world governments continue to grapple with the dire situation concerning the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in their respective jurisdictions, the Middle East is also facing arising issues concerning the situation. The Kuwaiti government on Wednesday (March 11) has announced that it will not tolerate people who spread rumors related to coronavirus, which [...]

Gov’t Calls on Citizens, Expats to Watch Out for Fake News

With the on-going challenges in the region, the Kuwaiti government appealed to residents – both citizens and expats alike, to be wary of fake news circulating on social media and from unverified sources. The government advised its constituents to only rely on the State’s official sources to get credible and accurate information particularly regarding the [...]

Irresponsible Use of Social Media Could Lead to a Fine between KD 3,000 and KD 10,000 in Kuwait

At a time when accessibility to information has reached its peak, the Cybercrime Department of the General Department for Criminal Investigations under the Ministry of Interior, has managed to track and shut down over hundreds of fake and ghost accounts on social media, particularly on Twitter, as these have become spawning ground of lies, fake [...]