The UAE's Public Prosecution is urging the public not to publish or share videos that could harm national security.
It comes as the authority summoned several individuals who circulated a video on social media that showed defence forces intercepting the Houthi militia's attempts to target vital facilities in the country.
Attorney-General Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi said that the authorities have adopted a transparent approach to releasing facts and information.
He also pointed out the risks of spreading rumours and how it could create panic.
The official emphasised that the Public Prosecution will take appropriate legal action against related crimes to protect the nation’s interests, public order and security.
The Public Prosecution has met with several individuals who circulated a social media video that showed defence forces intercepting Houthi terrorist attacks against critical facilities in the #UAE.https://t.co/bYuH5srGyb pic.twitter.com/VhUrPIWawG— WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) January 26, 2022
Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, UAE Attorney-General, cautioned community members about circulating such content, calling on them to abide by the enforceable national laws. pic.twitter.com/6tmVCFAtQe— WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) January 26, 2022