The Public Prosecution Office in Abu Dhabi has taken legal action against a lawyer for concocting a court case in a social media video.
The lawyer posted a video claiming that a man was convicted in the UAE for insulting his son.
However, investigations revealed that the entire case was fabricated.
During questioning by the Public Prosecution, the lawyer admitted to making up the case.
The authority has urged the public to refrain from reposting or forwarding information on social media without verifying its authenticity as it would help curb the spread of misinformation online.
Such actions are punishable under the UAE law, with a fine of not less than AED 100,000 and at least one year of jail term.