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PTA: Daily 400 Fake Social Media Accounts Being Reported

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday shared that 400 fake accounts are being reported on a daily basis in the country.

In an offer to overwhelm disinformation campaigns in the country, ARY NEWS reported.

He shared these particulars before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting which controlled by dissident PTI leader Noor Alam Khan.

Throughout the meeting, the PAC chairman asked the PTA chairman.

Concerning their actions in contradiction of fake accounts on social media.

“One person is operating 2000 fake accounts and defaming the institutions from them,” he said.

The chairman PTA said that they report fake accounts and presently 400 accounts are being reported on a daily basis.

Returning to an enquiry from Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed regarding the number of internet users in the country, the PTA chairman said that:

There are a total of 115 million internet users in the country.

Which 113 are using it with their mobile phones.

It is appropriate to mention here that recently, Twitter Inc assessed in a filing that false or spam accounts.

Characterized fewer than 5% of its monetizable daily active users during the first quarter.

The social media company had 229 million users who attended advertising in the first quarter.

The revelation came days after Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk.

Wwho has inked a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion.

He Tweeted that one of his priorities would be to remove “spam bots” from the platform.

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