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Wednesday , June 20 2018

Tag Archives: social media

Bid to roll back restraints, penalties on bloggers, social media

Panel nod to MoU on UN initiative for youth KUWAIT CITY, May 27: MP Khaled Al-Otaibi has confirmed support for the proposal of Kuwaiti Freedom Society to amend six laws in a bid to grant more freedoms and cancel prison sentences imposed on those arrested for expressing their views such …

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Not all on Net is true

It is important to warn people from time to time not to pay attention to the streams of news reports and video clips posted in the social media every day, media such as WhatsApp and their negative impact on the majority — the educated, semi-educated, me included. The increasing materials …

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Vagaries of social media – All can’t be true!

M. Al-Arifi, quoting Sheikh Al-Islam ibn Taymiyyah, a controversial medieval Muslim theologian, logician and reformer says the use of jinn is divided into three permissible uses such as hanging clothes after washing and cleaning the house, asking to awaken the Muslims for Fajr pray and the third is using them …

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UAE tightens social media

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 6, (AP): The United Arab Emirates says it will now require anyone conducting “commercial activities” through social media to register for a government issued license. The new rules announced Tuesday target so-called “social media influencers,” who parlay their internet fame into advertising products. Officials said …

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Fake social media accounts targeted; Officer suspended

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10: The Criminal Investigations Department of the Ministry of Interior has prepared a list of fake social media accounts which are largely responsible for spreading lies and endangering national unity, reports Al-Qabas daily, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting reliable sources. The sources told the daily the CID has …

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Woman loses all in infidelity case – Social media misused

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: A Family Court Judge dissolved the marriage between a man and his estranged wife, and ordered the woman to refund KD 10,000 (advanced payment of the dowry). She was forfeited of all rights deserved by a woman in a divorce, as she was found guilty in …

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Leaders must use care on social media: Obama

Former president Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the world outside. Obama did not, however, directly mention …

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Expat fined KD 3,000 for sending lewd messages

KUWAIT CITY, June 15: The Misdemeanor Court ordered an expatriate to pay a fine of KD 3,000 over alleged misuse of the WhatsApp app through which he exposed the plaintiff to immorality and lewdness. According to the lawsuit filed by the plaintiff counsel Lawyer Maryam Faisal Al-Bahar, her client was …

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Kuwait to ‘monitor’ social media users

KUWAIT CITY, June 14: A governmental committee will be formed soon to deal with social media users who spread rumors, attack other countries or incite sectarianism and sedition quoting a high-ranking security source. According to the source, members of the committee include representatives from the ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, …

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Articles in the age of Twitter

“IF YOU don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; but if you read it, you are misinformed” — American writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain (1835 — 1910). In this era of Twitter and other social media platforms, many give little interest to articles in newspapers. This is because …

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