Imprisonment and a fine is a penalty for exchanging pornographic materials through social media applications

Legal Adviser, Dr. Youssef Al-Sharif, stressed the importance of individuals taking care and attention when publishing or re-publishing videos and photos that they receive through social networking sites and applications, such as “WhatsApp”

Legal Adviser, Dr. Youssef Al-Sharif, stressed the importance of individuals taking care and attention when publishing or re-publishing videos and photos that they receive through social networking sites and applications, such as “WhatsApp”, as they may fall under legal accountability without realizing, when these clips include For pornographic materials, or affecting public morals, the penalty for which is imprisonment and a fine of up to half a million dirhams, according to the Rumors and Cybercrime Law.

Al-Sharif warned of the danger of exchanging pornographic materials on “WhatsApp” groups, or keeping them on electronic devices such as phones, as it may happen between some friends, as it is a crime punishable by law, stressing the importance of increasing the awareness of individuals, especially young people when dealing with the world. The default, as some of them find it easy to re-send pornographic materials to others, without awareness and awareness of the resulting punishment, calling on individuals to maintain public behaviors and etiquette.