Al Jazeera News/Doha
Saudis have been told to expose the names and identities of anyone showing sympathy with Qatar on Twitter, with a senior Saudi official vowing to "follow" every name reported via the social media site.
Saoud al-Qahtani, an adviser to the Saudi royal court, launched the hashtag #TheBlacklist on Friday urging Saudis to "put any names you think should be added to #TheBlacklist hashtag".
Qahtani also tweeted that anyone who "conspires" against Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain, all of which have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, would be unable to escape trial.
Responding to Qahtani's message, Saudis began adding the names of dissidents and activists who had expressed solidarity with Qatar.
Anwar Gargash, the UAE's state minister for foreign affairs, was one of the first to express support for the blacklist, tweeting: "Saud al-Qahtani is an important voice ... and his tweet on the 'blacklist' is extremely important."
*Saudi official Saoud al-Qahtani says the kingdom will 'follow'
everyone reported via the social media site
*Saudis have begun exposing dissidents and activists who have
expressed solidarity with Qatar
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