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Critics are worried that the law will increase governmental control over social media instead of the government’s claims that it will penalize online offenders.
A new cybercrime rule was passed in Jordan’s parliament that will work against online speech harmful to the region’s unity. This law was criticized by two groups, the human rights group, and the opposition lawmakers.
On Thursday, after a debate of 6 hours, the lower house of the country’s parliament passed the new rule, and the purpose of this is to control online activity and the posts that are punishable and have to pay a fine and with the months of prison.
Posts that are considered to promote incitement, aid in or incite immorality, show contempt of the religion or undermine national unity are among those that are targeted.
Also, this legislation is for those who share posts with the name or the picture of police officers online and outlaws some methods of maintaining online anonymity.
Critics claim that the rule will empower the government to control social media, minimize free access to information, and take action against anti-government statements that might be against political opponents. Supporters of the law claim it is crucial to punish and take strong action against blackmailers and cyber attackers.
This law is strict and terrible and will turn Jordan into a huge prison, Salah al Armoiti, an opposition leader, said following the Thursday voting on Thursday.
In advance of the voting, the statement was released by 14 civil liberties organizations; the Human right Watch also the part mentioned the law as “draconian,” highlighting that the vague provision opens the doors for Jordan, as the executive branch takes action and punishes the peoples for exercising taser right to freedom of speech, also threatening and forcing the judges to convict the individual in many cases.
The United States is also against the law as a key ally and Jordan’s largest door.
As per Vedant Patel, the US states department spokesperson, on Monday, this type of law, with the hazy definitions and concepts, could undermine Jordan’s domestic efforts for political and economic reforms and also reduce the civic space in which the journalists, other members of the society, the bloggers of civil society operate in Jordan.
During the bill discussion, Bishar al Khasawneh, the jordans prime minister, defended the law. Also, he stated that online crimes keep increasing with each passing day, and online extortion is creating disarray.
He mentioned that “ the law enshrined the freedom and rights are unaffected by the legislation. We open-heartedly welcome the criticism.
Before Jordan’s King Abdullah II approved the legislation, the law was sent to the Senate. The action is the most recent in the strain of restrictions on online free speech in Jordan, including social media blocks at tumultuous times.
In December, after a viral video the Indivisible shared videos of worker protestors on TikTok, the authorities banned the TikTo.

Rights organizations and the opposition condemn the planned cybercrime law in Jordan.

Critics are worried that the law will increase governmental control over social media instead of the government’s claims that it will penalize online offenders.
A new cybercrime rule was passed in Jordan’s parliament that will work against online speech harmful to the region’s unity. This law was criticized by two groups, the human rights group, and the opposition lawmakers.
On Thursday, after a debate of 6 hours, the lower house of the country’s parliament passed the new rule, and the purpose of this is to control online activity and the posts that are punishable and have to pay a fine and with the months of prison.
Posts that are considered to promote incitement, aid in or incite immorality, show contempt of the religion or undermine national unity are among those that are targeted.
Also, this legislation is for those who share posts with the name or the picture of police officers online and outlaws some methods of maintaining online anonymity.
Critics claim that the rule will empower the government to control social media, minimize free access to information, and take action against anti-government statements that might be against political opponents. Supporters of the law claim it is crucial to punish and take strong action against blackmailers and cyber attackers.
This law is strict and terrible and will turn Jordan into a huge prison, Salah al Armoiti, an opposition leader, said following the Thursday voting on Thursday.
In advance of the voting, the statement was released by 14 civil liberties organizations; the Human right Watch also the part mentioned the law as “draconian,” highlighting that the vague provision opens the doors for Jordan, as the executive branch takes action and punishes the peoples for exercising taser right to freedom of speech, also threatening and forcing the judges to convict the individual in many cases.
The United States is also against the law as a key ally and Jordan’s largest door.
As per Vedant Patel, the US states department spokesperson, on Monday, this type of law, with the hazy definitions and concepts, could undermine Jordan’s domestic efforts for political and economic reforms and also reduce the civic space in which the journalists, other members of the society, the bloggers of civil society operate in Jordan.
During the bill discussion, Bishar al Khasawneh, the jordans prime minister, defended the law. Also, he stated that online crimes keep increasing with each passing day, and online extortion is creating disarray.
He mentioned that “ the law enshrined the freedom and rights are unaffected by the legislation. We open-heartedly welcome the criticism.
Before Jordan’s King Abdullah II approved the legislation, the law was sent to the Senate. The action is the most recent in the strain of restrictions on online free speech in Jordan, including social media blocks at tumultuous times.
In December, after a viral video the Indivisible shared videos of worker protestors on TikTok, the authorities banned the TikTo.