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Govt to monitor social media in view of regional scenario
June 17, 2014, 9:03 am

Personnel from the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Interior discussed in secret the possibility of interrupting the social networking messages when necessary, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources.

The daily quoting the same sources said the regional situation which prevails in some neighboring countries has necessitated the formation of a specialized technical committee comprising personnel from the ministries of Interior and Communications to monitor the social media to track down abusive tweets and tweets which pose a threat to the security of the country following events in Syria and Iraq.

The sources indicated the meeting stressed the need to develop guidelines and conditions for the establishment of e-newspapers and activate them through the Ministry of Information after it was recently noticed that these newspapers have increased remarkably without the knowledge of the sources or those who mange them, which is considered a transgression of the law.

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