The social media team of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was on the receiving end of online jokes after it streamed a press conference – of provincial ministers – on Facebook with the ‘cat’ filter enabled.
A user viewing the live stream pointed out the error and the admins of the page to “turn of the cat filter as the minister had turned into a cat”.
A screenshot of the gaffe went viral on Twitter and Facebook and reactions poured in.
You can't beat this! Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt's live presser on Facebook with cat filters.. 😹 pic.twitter.com/xPRBC2CH6y— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) June 14, 2019
I vote cat filter for all press conferences! Can't stop laughing https://t.co/ipLUfc3D4L— Surabhi Ganguly 🌏 (@SlylySimple) June 15, 2019
PTI’s social media team forgets to remove the cat filter from a live press conference. 😂 pic.twitter.com/VPYCPMdW7r— Ammara Ahmad ਅਮਾਰਾ ਅਹਿਮਦ (@ammarawrites) June 14, 2019
PTI KP govt. social media team forgot to turn off the facebook cat filter while live streaming a press conference. 😂 pic.twitter.com/I37N1GaeSy— Danish Zaidi (@syedmdz) June 14, 2019
WTH! KPK Minister turns into a kitty, apparently they uploaded live facebook video stream with cat filter on. Imagine their level of efficiency. Hillarious😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nO8SKJ8K0i— Mustafa Abdullah Baloch (@MustafaBaloch_) June 14, 2019
Who let the cats out!!! #KhyberPakhtunkhwa #government media team forgets cat filter is on while live steaming press briefing. 😂😂🤣😆@PTIofficial @Xadeejournalist @ZarrarKhuhro @Qamarcheema pic.twitter.com/xs0GtkBVyK— Sib Kaifee (@sibkaifee) June 14, 2019
“Filter hata lo, banda billi bana hua hi” pic.twitter.com/Vqx5xBKf2K— d kamal (@daanistan) June 14, 2019
PTI has now issued an official statement on the matter. Taking to Twitter, it read, "Clarification regarding coverage of Press Briefing held by KP’s Information Minister Shoukat Yousafzai."
The statement added, "Yesterday, whilst covering a press briefing held by KP's information minister Shoukat Yousafzai, a cat filter was witnessed by the viewers which was removed within few minutes."
Calling it a human error, PTI shared necessary actions have been taken to avoid such incidents in the future.
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