Dubai authorities warn against posting ‘irresponsible’ storm pictures online, citing cybercrime laws.

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The truth about events in this country is now illegal, the fact is this is the way the whole world is going.

It is illegal to post pictures of storms online, authorities in the United Arab Emirates have warned.

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Posting negative images or rumours about the recent flooding could be punished under the country’s cybercrime laws, the interior ministry said.

Damaging the country’s reputation online is punishable imprisonment and a fine of up to 1m Emirati Dirhams (£189,500), the International Business Times reported.

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