Citizen arrested for publishing fake news

KUWAIT: Security forces arrested Khalifa Ali Al-Hashash, a Kuwaiti citizen, on charges of publishing “false news”, the interior ministry said yesterday.

Hashash, whose arrest was on a warrant issued by the public prosecutor, is accused of spreading false news on domestic affairs on social media, the ministry’s public relations and security media department said in a statement. The department did not specify the nature of the false news Hashash published. The arrestee, born in 1979, was arrested in front of his house and was referred to the public prosecution, it added.

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