KUWAIT, March 16 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said Monday the admins of 14 websites have been referred to the public prosecution for violating the e-media regulation act 8 (2016).
"A recent surveillance of the content of some electronic journals and websites showed that they committed irregularities by disseminating inaccurate news and rumors that were later refuted by the competent state agencies," the minister said in a press release.
The misinformation circulated by such websites sparked confusion and controversy, thus hampering the government efforts to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), he revealed.
Reaffirming that the commitment of the Ministry of Information to helping the local mass media deliver their message and convey truth to the people, Al-Jabri said the ministry would never tolerate deviation or misconduct that might mar the country's image and tamper with the state interests.
He called on everybody to shoulder their national responsibility particularly under the current exceptional conditions in the country and the world at large due to COVID-19, expressing the best wishes for the leadership, the government and people of Kuwait. (end)