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Qatar Looks To Take Legal Action Against Fake Social Media Campaign

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Photo: The Peninsula

Qatar’s government communication office has charged a case in the US against people who launched a social media campaign to show Qatar in bad light by spreading false allegations.

The complaint said that its defendants used social media accounts since October 2017 to spread fake and fabricated news about Qatar and that it harbours ‘terrorism’. It was also revealed that the people used alias accounts to post news.

The London based Times newspaper had reported that various anti-Qatar propaganda ads were filled in the thousands of social media users in the UK.

According to the Times, the adverts accusing Qatar of funding “terrorism” and mistreating foreign workers were paid for by “secretive campaign groups” – Qatar Exposed and Kick Qatar Out, neither of which own websites on the Internet.

Apparently, the two accounts were created within minutes of each other in October last year. The analysts believe that the campaign is backed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.