Fake News Watch: Saudi crown prince United purchase, Sharjah charity hacking

Fake News Watch: Saudi crown prince United purchase, Sharjah charity hacking
Algerie Telecom has denied rumors claiming it cut off the Internet to users ahead of protests last weekend. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 26 February 2019

Fake News Watch: Saudi crown prince United purchase, Sharjah charity hacking

Fake News Watch: Saudi crown prince United purchase, Sharjah charity hacking

1 Sharjah charity claims website was not hacked.

Sharjah Charity International (SCI) has been forced to deny its website was hacked after a message on social media claimed a fundraising link had been compromised.

The charity released a statement, quoted by several Emirati news outlets, saying there had been no breach in the site’s security, that the link was running normally, and that no donations had been affected.

“We firmly deny what was stated in the message circulated on social communication platforms,” SCI said. “We have conducted investigations that made it clear to us what has been circulated was merely a rumor, and that the website was not breached.”

 

2 Algerian Internet provider denies rumors of deliberate shutdown.

Algerie Telecom has denied rumors claiming it cut off the Internet to users ahead of protests last weekend.

People across the country complained about poor connectivity  before a series of planned demonstrations on Friday.

The company denied the rumors via its official Facebook account.

 

3 Saudi minister denies crown prince planning to buy Manchester United.

Turki Al-Shabanah, Saudi Arabia’s media minister, below, has denied claims Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman authorized talks to buy Premier League football club Manchester United.

“Reports claiming that HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman intends on buying @ManUtd are completely false. Manchester United held a meeting with @PIFSaudi to discuss sponsorship opportunity. No deal has ... materialized,” Al-Shabanah said on Twitter.