MOI warns on publishing false or misleading news

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KUWAIT CITY, Jul 23: : The Ministry of Information stressed that it will not stand idle but punish any media outlet that publishes false or misleading news that may cause political instability in the country, stressing that it will take the necessary legal measures against these means in accordance with the relevant laws, reports Al-Jarida daily. Ministry spokeswoman Anwar Murad confirmed in a statement yesterday, that in the wake of what was published in some media outlets and the false and misleading news reports about the expected formation of the government, the ministry stresses that “there is no hesitation in implementing the law with all firmness and severity against violators in publishing the news.”

Recently, 62 media outlets were referred to the Public Prosecution for violations related to the electronic media law. The ministry called on everyone to investigate the accuracy in publishing the news, adhere to professional standards and controls regulating media work, and to obtain information from reliable sources, explaining that the ministry will monitor any violations and take legal measures towards them to limit the publication of everything that destabilizes the country.

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