Pakistani government official live-streams ministers’ meeting, but accidentally puts cat filter on

David Matthews, New York Daily News

Social media has made it simpler for the public to keep up to date on what their local government is doing thanks to innovations like live-streaming.

A provincial government in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa found out how easy it can be for a livestream to go awry after broadcasting a meeting between ministers with the Facebook Live cat filter turned on.

The error was noticed by an eagle-eyed viewer. “Filter hata lo. Banda billi bana hua hai (Remove the filter, the man has been turned into a cat),” the viewer said.

While the filter was quickly turned off, the images still went viral.

In a statement, the Pakistani government said the cat filter was turned on because of a “human error” by a “hardworking volunteer” and said steps would be taken to avoid similar incidents in the future.


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