Dalai Lama: Rome Yes, Twitter No
The new Twitter account appeared to be from the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. At its peak it had 16,000 followers. Today the account has been closed by Twitter, which sent out this statement:
Just wanted to let you know that the Dalai Lama’s account was suspended because it was created by an impersonator. We were contacted by a representative of the OHHDL in Dharamsala, India, and after investigating the account it was determined that the account was indeed a fake.
So what do you think? Would you have joined a Twitter for the Dalai Lama or Pope Benedict XVI to get daily thoughts from his holiness? Would you automatically think "FAKE?" the way I did??
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:08 AM on Feb. 10, 2009
Answer by Laura1229 at 1:28 AM on Feb. 10, 2009