Pakistan’s Government Accidentally Left The Cat Filter On During A Serious Political Livestream
They've concluded the incident was a human error.
Government press conferences are usually a bit of a snooze, but anyone who was tuned in to the Pakistani government’s social media feeds on Friday was in for a treat. While broadcasting live on Facebook, the government accidentally turned on a cat filter, hugely improving the broadcast.
What had previously just been a bunch of politicians sitting at a bench speaking was transformed into this: a serious of incredibly cute cats, calmly intoning government policy.
You can't beat this! Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt's live presser on Facebook with cat filters.. 😹 pic.twitter.com/xPRBC2CH6y
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) June 14, 2019
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) June 14, 2019
Positive image of Pakistan is being promoted though a press conference streamed live on Facebook with cat filter on ministers of KP province.. pic.twitter.com/ihjxarISfe
— Waseem Abbasi (@Wabbasi007) June 14, 2019
The government issued an apology for the incident via Twitter, writing that they consider their social media team to be top notch.
“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,” a spokesperson wrote, adding that a committee “probed the matter first hand and concluded the incident [was] ‘a human error'”.
— PTI (@PTIofficial) June 15, 2019
Personally, I’d classify it as a cat error. I hope the Australian government follows suit some time soon.