Pakistan’s Government Accidentally Left The Cat Filter On During A Serious Political Livestream

They've concluded the incident was a human error.

Pakistan Cat Filter

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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.

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'”.

Personally, I’d classify it as a cat error. I hope the Australian government follows suit some time soon.