Saudi Cleric Weighs In On The Sin Of 'Buying Twitter Followers'
from the don't-do-it dept
Senior scholar Sheikh Abdullah told Saudi online news site Sabq that it was “a lie and slander” to pay money to companies to create Twitter followers – thought to be a common practice among celebrities and religious figures in the kingdom.Another person quoted in the same article, a Saudi clinical psychologist, suggested that such practices go beyond even ethical questions. According to Dr. Talal Thaqafi: "a person who pays money for the sake of increasing the number of followers has a weak and disturbed personality, and is unable to achieve that feat by any other means."
I'm just marveling that such a topic even warrants such scrutiny, but it is a sign of the pervasiveness of Twitter these days.