The official Twitter handle of the government (@pid_gov) has allegedly banned a user after he pointed out a spelling mistake in one of its tweets.
As per the details, the government, in a tweet on its official account three weeks ago, had misspelled United States’ (US) city of Houston, Texas; which was noted by Bilal Abbas (@abbasbilal).
“Dr Fauzia Siddqi, sister of Dr Afia Siddiqi, called on Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad. Foreign Minister apprised her of government’s efforts regarding Afia Siddiqi’s case & issued special instructions to Pakistan’s Consulate General in Huston regarding Afia Siddiqi’s matter,” Government of Pakistan had tweeted.
According to Bilal, with him pointing out the mistake, the government’s twitter handle barred him from viewing any of the verified account’s future tweets.
Around 3 weeks ago I pointed out a typo in a tweet by the Govt of Pakistan official account and found out today I was blocked for it. I think I may have special foresight powers since I kept a screenshot! Someone in the information ministry needs a lesson or two in tolerance! pic.twitter.com/PCsiuBnHV9
— Bilal Abbas (@abbasbilal) December 5, 2018
The government’s tweet is no longer available on the micro-blogging site either.