UAE: Penalties for Getting Paid to Publish Illegal or Fake Content Clarified

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UAE: Penalties for Getting Paid to Publish Illegal or Fake Content Clarified

Alroeya, 17 June 2022: The UAE’s Public Prosecution has clarified the penalties which will be imposed on those who get paid to publish illegal content or fake information.

Under Article 55 of Federal Decree-Law No. 34/2021 anyone who requests, accepts, takes directly or indirectly, a gift or a financial or a moral benefit or has been promised one inside or outside the state in return for publishing or republishing illegal content or any fake information in the state using one of the information technology mediums will be jailed and fined up to two million AED.

The gift or financial benefit will also be confiscated. For full story, click here.

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