Social media may be a free platform to express your thoughts without any filter, but some strict actions are still implied against spreading certain lies. Recently, Pakistan has to face the heat when Twitter decided to suspend its verified Defence handle after they used a fake picture of an Indian girl.
Actually, the picture showed a woman holding a placard giving out the message of “secular values of our constitution.” But later it was figured out that the particular picture was morphed and distorted, and it was done to send out a completely negative message against India.
Although Pakistan’s defence handle @defencepk, deleted the picture sometime later, Twitter deleted their verified Defence handle. The picture, used by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, was reported by certain media houses of a 17-year-old girl Rawia Abu Joma who was injured in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza city in 2014. Rawia’s picture was taken by award-winning photographer Heidi Levine.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi, in her right to reply to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s speech at the UN, showed pictures of Palestinian victims and tried to pass them off as ‘evidence’ of atrocities on Kashmiris.