Kuwait to regulate social networking sites-minister

KUWAIT (Reuters) – Kuwait plans to pass laws this year to regulate the use of social networking sites such as Twitter, the information minister said on Tuesday, in the wake of cases of alleged blasphemy and sectarianism that have prompted protests. Kuwaiti lawmakers also voted in favor of a legal amendment earlier this month which could make insulting God and the Prophet Mohammad punishable by death. Twitter is extremely popular in the Gulf state of 3 million and many public figures use the messaging site to debate politics, share gossip and advertise events. …

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