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Kuwait court adjourns legal call for Twitter to be banned

In court, a Kuwaiti lawyer argued that Twitter is 'destroying the values of society' and that the government has lost control of the spread of rumours on the platform

Kuwait court adjourns legal call for Twitter to be banned

A Kuwait court has adjourned hearing a case filed by a local lawyer which called for Twitter to be banned in Kuwait to protect society from “manipulation and rumours”, according to local media reports.

The case, filed last month, claimed that Twitter activity is “destroying the values of society” and argued that the government has failed to contain the spread of false information, according to the Kuwait Times.

Specifically, the court filing demanding that Kuwait’s Minister of Information and the chairman of the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) face questioning over their “weak control of fake accounts.”

Now, the Kuwaiti court has adjourned the case and ordered that a later date be set.

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