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In Saudi Arabia, defaming someone on social media is a criminal punishable by a prison sentence and a fine.

In Saudi Arabia, defaming someone on social media is a criminal punishable by a prison sentence and a fine.

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The Saudi Public Prosecution reaffirmed that defaming someone on social media is an information crime that warrants deterrence and criminal sanctions.

We do not use social media to slander or damage others, since it continues to increase in popularity among young and individuals of all ages. According to the Saudi Public Prosecution, such data criminal activity is punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of up to 500,000 Saudi riyals. Trending Now: Saudi National Address Registration: Step by Step Procedure | SPL Website

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“Defaming people, and damaging them, through social media, is an information crime that warrants deterrent criminal consequences,” the Public Prosecution’s official Twitter account stated.

“Anyone who promotes, aids, or agrees with another person to commit the required crime shall be punished with no more than the maximum sentence authorized for that offence,” the Prosecution noted.

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The Authority added that the initiator faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a fine of 500,000 riyals, as well as the confiscation of any hardware, software, and other items involved in the crime. Watch More: Gulf Tech & News.

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