Sheikh Mohammed Issues 10 Social Media Rules For UAE Residents

BY Shivani Mathur / Oct 24 2019 / 12:27 PM

These guidelines need to be followed by all UAE residents...

Sheikh Mohammed Issues 10 Social Media Rules For UAE Residents
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With influencer marketing and social media personalities infiltrating every aspect of our current lives, the value of being mindful, respectful and tolerant is more signficant than ever.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,  shared 10 points pertaining to the online code of conduct that should be adhered to on Twitter yesterday. 

These guidelines need to be followed by all UAE residents, including Emiratis:

1. A personality that represent Sheikh Zayed, the UAE's founding father, and his principles when interacting with others.

2. A personality that reflects the knowledge, culture and the level and sophistication of civilisation achieved by UAE.

3. A personality that does not use insults, foul language or any other word that's indecent.

4. A personality that used logic and reasoning in a conversation.

5. A personality that appreciates a good word, a beautiful picture and interacts with positive thoughts, cultures and societies.

6. A personality that helps others by sharing information, ideas, social and human initiatives that enrich the country.

7. A personality that gets involved with his/her international surroundings, speaks its language, deals with its issues and positively interacts with its future.

8. A confident personality that accepts differences and builds bridges with other people.

9. A personality that reflects the humble nature and love of Emiratis, and the love and openness towards others.

10. A personality that adores its nation, is always proud of it, and would sacrifice for it.

"Neglect and chaos over social media platforms impact the achievements that thousands of work teams have dedicated their greatest efforts to build. The reputation of the UAE is not for public use by those who seek more followers," the Dubai Ruler said in his letter.