Pakistani Government Officials Accidentally Turn On The Cat Filter During Facebook Live
In today’s world every government is trying to connect with the youth and look tech savvy. This works out to varying levels of success. Sometimes it does and is impressive and sometimes it does not and is a failure.
The best way for the government to connect with people is to use social media to spread their word and voice their opinions. This at times can be a hit or miss situation. The story we have for you today is in the grey area. This means that it did work as it was intended to but with some unneeded bonuses.
The meeting that is being talked about is a meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, which is the government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This meeting was streamed live on Facebook using Facebook Live on June 14th. Obviously, thousands were watching the live stream. However, whoever was streaming the meeting from the social media team, forgot to turn off the cat filter!
Serious politicians of the government’s cabinet were dealing with business as usual but they were unaware of the fact that they were being live streamed on Facebook with the cat filter on them! Several of the politicians had the cat ears, nose and whiskers on them and the Internet lost it!
3The first reactions
Obviously, the very first reactions came from the people who were actually watching the stream. They might have tuned in to see the politicians going about their business but were pleasantly surprised to see what was happening. Some started by pointing out in the comments that the cat filter was on.
4The stream continues
However, either no one noticed, or they didn’t care, because the stream carried on with the cat filter in place. By this time, news had already spread that a meeting of the Pakistani government was going on with cat filters on the politicians’ faces! So, more people joined the live stream.
5The reactions of Twitter
As always, the funniest responses came from Twitter. One user said that he would propose that all parliamentary proceedings across the world be recorded with the cat filter, starting with the British Parliament! He went on to tag the British House of Commons and House of Lords! Someone else just tweeted, “Who let the cats out?”!