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The expected legal penalty in the event of fabricating videos or news

The expected legal penalty in the event of fabricating videos or news

Legal Counsel Magdy Kamel Badr said, Advocate of the High Appeal and the Council of State, The legislator considered rumors targeting public security and peace to be among the crimes of assaulting state security and subject to the jurisdiction of the state security courts established by Law No. 105 of 80.

Bader emphasized: According to the text of Article 188 Penalties: A penalty of imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year and a fine shall be inflicted on whoever, with malicious intent, publishes false news, statements, rumors, or forged or forged papers to others. If this would disturb the public peace or cause panic among the people, or harm the public interest .

He continued: In view of the technological progress in the field of information and the consequent ease and speed of spreading news on social media and promoting it in various forms, This is known as fourth generation warfare. The legislator has singled out heavy penalties for these crimes, which may amount to rigorous imprisonment, under Law No. 175 of 2018 for Combating Information Crimes.

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