Saudi Arabia government has been very strict when it comes to posting any information on Social media. Many Saudis and Expats try to spread fake news in the kingdom through Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
Ministry of Interior Saudi Arabia and Ministry of Health (Saudi) has already provided warnings and now has come up with imprisonment up-to 5 Years and will be fined 3 Million Saudi Riyals under measures to counter false information regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
5 Years of Jail for Spreading Fake News in Saudi
General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques has said that people should rely only on trusted news sources and not on third party news to post on Social media accounts.
The Saudi Public Prosecutor warned that legal action will be taken against individuals who spread misinformation and rumors.
I request all my expat brothers &sisters to avoid sharing any fake news related to COVID-19 from any third party sources.
First confirm the source is genuine or not, then share the information across social media account to avoid any issues or ending up in jail