Coordinates with "artificial intelligence" to prevent it

Ministry of Interior warns of messages promoting drugs from outside the country

The "Share Us _Let's Prevent It" campaign aims to protect the community. From the source

The Ministry of Interior warned of messages promoting drugs and psychotropic substances on social media platforms by drug dealers from outside the country, pointing out that there is coordination with the Ministry of Artificial Intelligence to prevent these messages.

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, published a video clip of the "Share Us_ Prevent It" campaign, which aims to strengthen community solidarity to prevent drug-promoting messages.

His Highness commented in a tweet, "Share_Let's prevent it, the campaign aims to combat promotional messages for narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, which arrive from outside the UAE through social media platforms, let's combat these messages and to preserve all of us families and the UAE society, we thank our partners in (Meta) for their cooperation and keenness on the safety of communities."

Officials warned in the video clip against dealing with messages and calls received from drug dealers outside the country, and reach many individuals, through social networking sites, during which they display different types of drugs and psychotropic substances, calling on individuals to ban and report them.

Brigadier General Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Deputy Director General of Federal Drug Control, said that the Ministry of Interior has taken proactive steps to prevent the occurrence of this new type of crime, as it has coordinated with the Ministry of Artificial Intelligence to reach a specific mechanism to prevent this crime.

The Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, Omar Al-Olama, stated that "artificial intelligence represents intelligent systems, and if society is aware and reports messages that we do not want to spread in society, these systems learn over time, and block these messages without the need for human intervention."

The scholars added that it is the duty of everyone in the UAE to ensure that these messages are not spread, to report them, and to raise the awareness of everyone around them to ensure that the community is protected.

Anas Metwally, head of public policy at Meta GCC, said: "We protect your conversations, and if you get a suspicious message, it's important to stop, block and report, which will protect you from unwanted contacts."

During the last period, the anti-drug agencies in the country monitored anonymous messages on social media, promoting types of drugs, calling on individuals not to deal with them at all, and to inform the competent authorities to take the necessary measures.

She warned families to monitor anonymous e-mails that reach their children from phone numbers outside the country, educate them not to interact with these messages, and report them by calling the "Aman Service".

The Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters stressed the importance of concerted efforts between various institutional and community bodies to stand as an impregnable barrier against drugs and fight this deadly scourge, which reflects negatively on everyone.

She warned of the danger of opening personal bank accounts and managing them by other people, explaining that the security and financial authorities in the country warn against using the financial account for illegal acts without the knowledge of the account holder, as Article No. 64 and 65 of Federal Law No. 30 of 2021 regarding the follow-up of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances stipulated imprisonment or a fine of not less than 50 thousand dirhams for anyone who deposits, transfers or accepts the transfer by himself or through the mediation of others, for the purpose of committing any of the Article 65 increases the penalty of imprisonment and a fine of not less than 100,<> dirhams for anyone who possesses, conceals or conducts the transfer of funds when there is sufficient evidence to convict him.