Residents in Kuwait find various uses for social media from social interaction to highlighting their business, and many find they have relative freedom to do so. However, there have been people arrested for misusing social media and they were sentenced to fines and jail terms. Despite these cases, the Government has yet to issue any preventative measures or set laws to deal with social media abuse.
Now, many judges and lawyers are pointing to this lack of laws and calling for legislations on social media abuse. Recently, Head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faisal Al-Mershed, requested that social media users should be mandated to provide their real names and civil ID numbers when registering with the various social media apps, so people can be obliged to post messages ‘more responsibly.’