Heavy Fine on Sharing Fake News:
The activity of spreading fake news is considered quite immoral. The fake news affects public order, religions and public moral values. Furthermore, it raises concern on the security issues as well and becomes a significant crime. The punishment announced for such activity is the levy of fine up to SR 3 million and 5 year imprisonment in jail.
Furthermore, Article 6 of the Cyber-crimes Regulations clearly restricts from spreading such news. It states a maximum penalty of SR 3 million and 5 year jail imprisonment or both together can be levied.
Any person preparing and sharing electronically fake materials shall be subject to the same fine of SR 3 Million, 5-year Jail for sharing fake news. (i.e. Whats App, Facebook, twitter and etc).
Source: Saudi Gazette