Illegal online content in the UAE can be fined up to one crore dirhams. The UAE Public Prosecution has ordered a fine of up to one crore dirhams for possession or sharing of illegal online content. The public prosecution informed about the fine through a video posted on social media. Under Article 53 of the Federal Law, a fine of at least three lakh dirhams is imposed.
The government has decided to impose heavy fines to curb those who create problems in the society by spreading false news and rumors and selling drugs. During the Kovid era, as online transactions increased, so did crime. In this context, strong measures are being taken to prevent online scams and crime.