His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has stressed on the dangers of misusing social media.
He has warned residents against incorrect information on social media. He believes this kind of information is only aimed to gain followers online.
He has said that stirring up chaos on social media can lead to waste anything achieved by thousands of teams. Also, it can ruin their hard work. He considers the fame of the UAE a red line that should not be used by those who want more followers.
Besides, he pointed out the role of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. This organization manages the UAE’s external affairs. As well as that, it speaks on behalf of the UAE and expresses the country’s position in the world.
Above all of these, the role of this organization is to maintain the UAE’s credibility and reputation; the reputation gained over 48 years.
Moreover, he has said he will not allow those people to ruin his legacy, love and respect for people.
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, also affirmed this. He believes that any tweets and online comments of UAE citizens and residents plays an important role. These activities ultimately shows the UAE’s mission and reputation.
According to his statement, tweeting for the sake of the country can be helpful for the country. However, high morals and responsibility in online activities is of vital importance.
Abdullah Rasheed, famous Emirati writer and journalist, has said that controlling the words published online is not completely possible. However, social media influencers and public figures should show a sense of responsibility when posting unethical comments or images. He also added that lack of responsibility can lead to hurt their freedom, the society and the country’s values.
Emirati businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor also commented on this subject. He believes that the important message of Sheikh Mohammed shows his great leadership. He thinks that Sheikh Mohammed’s leadership ranges from social media to the economy. In addition, he has a positive outlook of the future has been successful in adopting of advanced technology.
He also added that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has always paid attention to his country besides the interests of his people. Moreover, he always tries to criticize government departments. Actually, he always make a lot of effort to improve the performance of the country serve the people at its best.
Sheikh Mohammed encourages public officials not to hide behind desks. He pointed out the importance of the interaction between heads of government departments with the citizens.
According to the above, one of the reasons of the UAE’s success is its great leader. He has been always trying to turn this country to one of the best places in the world. Undoubtedly, we will witness the UAE as a leader country in the future.
*Most of the information above was based on the report of Gulf News website.