Alex Salmond’s Scottish independence campaign have been forced into a U-turn after attempts to portray anyone who followed their Twitter account as a supporter. The YesScotland.net site harvested personal details from accounts — including pictures — without permission before displaying them alongside the wording:
“Powered by people o’ independent mind, like you…”
This has now been changed after fierce criticism from independents and unionists who were cast as supporting independence — including journalists, political opponents and the, erm, Rangers Supporters Trust.
They’ll be buying Facebook followers next.