Let There Be Twitter Followers

Buying Twitter Followers is a Sin, Says Saudi Cleric

(Photo: Sister Sin)

A few months ago, Betabeat investigated the seedy practice of buying Facebook likes. Fledgling companies and wannabe stars frequently pad their profiles with fake fans in order to boost their cred and give themselves something called “social proof,” the illusion that others have vetted and recommended them.

Buying Twitter followers is also on the rise, with social agencies that hawk fake Twitter profiles even counting presidential candidates as customers.

The whole practice is inarguably tacky, but according to one Saudi cleric, it’s also a sin. Read More