What is the ruling for registering accounts using identities of other people and spreading lies in cyber space? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s Fatwa

The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about cyber space.

Question: Sometimes it has been noticed that some individuals register accounts in cyber space using identities of other people, and in this way spread rumours or lies on behalf of others, or publish fabricated viewpoints using identities of famous people. What is your opinion about these cases?

The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: Such acts are Haram, and can be liable in some cases.

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