Revealed: Saudi Arabia warns Twitter and Facebook ‘rumour-mongers’ they risk DEATH PENALTY in first ruling of its kind
- The rules were announced by a government source to a state-run website
- They claimed sites like Facebook and Twitter ’cause confusion in societies’
- The punishments will range from a social media ban to the death penalty
- It is the first rule of its kind although Saudi law does censor ‘mass media’
By Jay Akbar For Mailonline
Published: 16:13, 6 October 2015 |
Saudi Arabia has threatened to execute those who ‘spread rumours’ about the government on social media, a state-run website has reported.
It is the first time the Gulf nation, which has come under fire for issuing death penalties to protesters, has created a rule to punish ordinary people for what they say on Twitter and Facebook, human rights campaigners Reprieve told MailOnline.
There are already laws and departments to censor…
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