PTI issues official statement on K-P govt 'cat' filter blunder

Published: June 15, 2019
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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.

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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