Oops! Imran Khan's Party Live-streams Govt Meet on Facebook With Cat Filter
We've all made mistakes on social media.
While some of our most embarrassing ones may have been typos, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan's political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's(PTI) provisional page of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa may have raised the bar up a notch.
In a video posted on their Facebook, where the were broadcasting a government session live, they accidentally turned on the 'Cat filter' on the video.
The 'cat filter' is a tool which started on Snapchat, essentially superimposes itself onto what it can detect as a human face. The cat filter, which consists of two cat ears, whiskers and a button nose. Along with just existing, it also adjusts to peoples faces as it moves, and adapts to add its features onto the face.
Shared on Twitter, screenshots of the video cracked people up.
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
Can't stop laughing pic.twitter.com/lcI2EyspKp— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) June 14, 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
Later on Saturday, the party put out a clarification regarding the incident, attributing it to "a human error by one of our hardworking volunteers". The party said it had taken "necessary action" to ensure such a mistake is not repeated.