UAE officials warn social media users of false rain rumors
March 13, 2016

It could land you in jail or you could pay a hefty fine.

While some are still recovering from the manic that has happened during the rains that hammered the UAE last week, officials have also reminded social media users in the UAE that posting rumors or even negative comments or videos could land them in jail or cough up a hefty fine.

Emirates 24/7 reports that these acts still violates the current information technology laws, which cover inappropriate social media usage. Officials mentioned that spreading false rumors could cause people to panic, without even knowing if the source is accurate or real.

Such violations can mean fines or worse, the person might even go to jail. Jail time can reach a maximum of one year along with a fine of at least 250,000 AED.

So the next time you share something online, be cautious if it’s illegal or not.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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