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Bahrain: Ministry Issues Warning over Social Media Posts

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The Interior Ministry yesterday issued a strict warning against posting comments on all social media networks targeting national unity while promoting hatred in light of the latest political developments in the region.

The ministry has vowed strict action against all those who violate rules and regulations regarding national unity and security. “A number of social media users were summoned for posting messages that could harm the general order,” the ministry said yesterday. “Information should be sought from reliable sources, and social media mustn’t be exploited for posting malicious rumors that could harm security and civil peace”.

“Citizens and social media users are urged to be cautious and avoid speeches that promote national disunity. They should seek credibility before publishing any information and avoid reposting allegations. Legal steps would be taken against any social media account that violates general rules and deals with those accounts and provides them with wrong information from Bahrain, along with promoting their suspicious messages,” the ministry pointed out.

The anti-cybercrime wing also issued a special statement, which said: “As part of the recent and rapid regional developments, the social media accounts that aim to promote sedition, and work against civil peace, social fabric and security disturbance in Bahrain are managed from abroad. They should be avoided.”


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