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Pakistan

Web Desk
December 12, 2019

Govt shuts down social media cell owing to lack of funds

Pakistan

Web Desk
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Six months after setting it up, the federal government shut down its social media cell on Thursday, sources told Geo News. 

The social  media cell had been set up by the federal government at the Press Information Department (PID) to counter fake news and spread verified information in its place. 

However, owing to lack of funds, it shut down the cell and fired employees without even sending them a notice. 

Sources stated that employees of the social media cell hadn't been paid salaries for the past two months. The cell had been established to stop  fake news from being circulated and provide verified information in its place.

Sources claimed that it was likely that PTI volunteers will be tasked to operate the government's social media cell.