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Another Imran Khan conspiracy unveiled: Maryam on PTI's Twitter trends

After PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb had revealed that the top trend was being run through bots, Maryam in a Tweet said: "Another IK lie exposed, another conspiracy unveiled"

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif

File Photo: Maryam Nawaz

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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has said that another "lie" of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan had been unveiled after the government "exposed" the PTI's recent Twitter trends.
"Imported government not acceptable (imported hukumat na manzoor)" has been trending for several days after Khan was voted out of power on April 10.
After PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb had revealed that the top trend was being run through bots, Maryam in a Tweet said: "Another IK lie exposed, another conspiracy unveiled".
"Turns out that the slander campaigns against state institutions and lies about international conspiracy were churned out and spread by no more than a handful of people employing hundreds of fake accounts and bots," the PML-N vice president said.
Maryam further said that Khan led the Twitter campaign and claimed the government had "tracked down" the criminal ring from PTI. "More facts will surface in the coming days. No lie will save you Now!"
Earlier in the day, Aurangzeb said the PTI was running trends to malign state institutions, build a false narrative, and mislead the people of Pakistan.
The PML-N spokesperson said the trends instigated hate speech and online violence. In a day, the trend was initiated by 924 Twitter handles, while only 709 of these accounts were active ones, Geo tv reported.
Of the 924 Twitter handles, 532 Twitter accounts were bots, the media outlet added.
Meanwhile, Aurangzeb also said the data, which was obtained from Twitter, showed that 177 human accounts were being operated, while there were only 33 original accounts.
This comes a day after Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa had observed that "misinformation and propaganda" are a threat to the integrity of the state that requires a "timely and unified response to effectively counter speculations and rumours".
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has also arrested scores of people across the country for being involved in social media campaigns against state institutions, Geo tv reported.

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First Published: Apr 19 2022 | 8:05 AM IST

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