The acting Director-General of Anti-Corruption, Electronic and Economic Security announced on Wednesday the arrest of four people for defaming public figures on the social media. Those arrested have confessed to their crime. The search is on for a fifth suspect.
The arrests were made following the recent monitoring of social media networks to tackle the misuse of such platforms.
The acting Director-General said that the freedom of expression was protected under the Bahraini constitution and the law. However, this freedom did not allow the defamation of others. He stressed the importance of using the social media responsibly and ethically.
Anyone with any information related to such activities should call police hotline 80008008. All calls are treated as confidential.
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