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71 fake accounts of Pakistan politicians taken down

April 9, 2019

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As many as 71 fake social media accounts of Pakistan politicians have been closed. 

According to the Ministry of IT and PTA document available with SAMAA, sixty-four accounts were deleted from Twitter, while remaining seven were on Facebook.

The ministry of information had formed a ‘cyber wing’. Its job is to report fake accounts of parliamentarians.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and Information Technology ministry also expressed their helplessness in tackling fake social accounts. They said that while these social media platforms respond promptly to the users, they take months to respond to government organisations.

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