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Determining the content that is prohibited to be published on social networking sites and its punishment according to the law
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The State Public Prosecution explained, through a film material that it published today on its accounts on social media, the penalty for obtaining a gift for publishing illegal content or false data.

The Public Prosecution indicated that according to Article 55 of Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 in the matter of combating rumors and cybercrime, which stipulates that whoever requests, accepts, or takes direct or Indirectly, a gift or a material or moral benefit, or a promise thereof, whether inside or outside the country, in return for publishing or re-publishing illegal content or any of the false data in the country using an information technology means, and the confiscation of the gift or material benefit obtained by him or A fine equal to the value of what was requested or offered or accepted if it was not possible to control it.

Whoever manages or supervises the operation of an offensive account or website, or rents or purchases advertising space on it, shall be punished with the same penalty.

The competent authorities may consider a website or an electronic account an offensive site if it is verified that it has repeatedly published false data or content that violates the law.

The dissemination of this information comes within the framework of the State Public Prosecution’s ongoing campaign to enhance the legal culture among members of society, publish all the new and updated legislation in the country, and raise the level of public awareness of the law, with the aim of spreading the culture of law as a way of life.

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