The Ministry of Interior (MOI) has warned against spreading fake news and rumours on social media platforms.
“Involvement in spreading or circulating rumours is a serious offence and may expose you to legal accountability,” MOI tweeted.
“The competent authorities will summon those who publish and circulate rumours and all legal measures will be taken against them. Be keen to get the information from its official sources to stay away from rumours and anonymous stories.” MOI wrote in a Facebook post.
Instances of fake news and rumours being spread on social media created confusion and panic among the public regarding the coronavirus outbreak in Qatar. MOI has urged people to get information from original and credible sources and to stay away from rumours and anonymous stories.