False News

Egyptian law punishes publishing false news about weather by fine of up to LE 5M

Tue, 27 Jun 2023 - 05:54 GMT

An Egyptian law re-organizing the General Meteorological Authority stipulated that the act of publishing incorrect information related to the weather conditions on social media or any other means, will be punishewd by a fine of not less than L.E. 50,000, and not more than L.E. 5 million.

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah sentenced to 5 yrs in jail; lawyer Mohamed Baqer, Oxygen handed down 4ys each

Mon, 20 Dec 2021 - 06:09 GMT

Three days ago, the German Foreign Ministry released a statement, calling the Egyptian government to ensure “to ensure that Mr El-Baqer receives a fair trial and is released, along with his co-defendants Alaa Abdel Fattah and Mohamed Ibrahim.”

Top prosecutor orders continuing investigations into Egyptian researcher

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 - 12:36 GMT

Egyptian top prosecutor Hamada al-Sawi on Sunday ordered continuing investigations with Egyptian researcher Patrick Zaky, who was arrested once he arrived at the Cairo International Airport from Italy over disseminating fake news.

Egypt condemns Ankara’s comment on measures against Turkish news platform

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 - 09:48 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Ministry voiced Egypt’s categorical rejection of the Turkish official comments on the Egyptian “legal procedures” taken by authorities against an “illegal” Turkish digital platform that worked to spread “false” news about the situation in

Military spox only source for Armed Forces info: statement

Sun, 22 Sep 2019 - 01:58 GMT

The statement comes amid false information about the military circulated on social media pages claiming affiliation with the Armed Forces.

Watch role of Zionists in establishing Al-Jazeera

Sun, 22 Sep 2019 - 12:55 GMT

Egyptian television network EXTRA News broadcasted an in-depth video on Sept. 22, portraying how the world Zionists helped establish Qatar based Al-Jazeera network, exposing the relentless and desperate efforts it exerts in broadcasting false news regardi

MB fugitives: What charges facing Assem Abdel Maguid?

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 - 11:30 GMT

Assem Abdel Maguid is one of the Brotherhood leaders’ fugitives, who continued to incite violence against the country.

Education wins lion's share of rumors in 2018: Cabinet

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 - 09:42 GMT

The rumors included collecting daily fees from students, and that students would have to bear the cost of their exams' papers.

The ceaseless combat against false news

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 - 01:47 GMT

Similar laws are under study in France, Brazil, Kenya, and Egypt.

Parl' passes anti-fake news law, countries wage war on false info

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 - 10:04 GMT

Social media accounts and blogs will be officially categorized as “media outlets”.

Al Jazeera fabricates news on mass protests in Egypt

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 - 11:10 GMT

Qatari-based news network Al Jazeera falsely broadcast media reports about mass protests in Mostafa Mahmoud Square in Cairo with the aim of spreading chaos.