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Twitter account allegedly used by a woman named Katherine George has created a reputation on social media in Pakistan | Twitter

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New Delhi: Is Pakistan the safest country for women? A woman definitely thinks about it and has no problem declaring it on social media. The malfunction? The Twitter account was fake and used images of a Polish blogger.

The Twitter account allegedly used by a “white” woman named Katherine George caused a stir on social media in Pakistan on Wednesday after it was found to be fake and she used images of Polish travel blogger Aleks Mroz to applaud her. Pakistan women treatment.

The fake account was created in February and has almost 12,000 followers. It regularly promotes Pakistan as one of the “best tourist destinations in the world”.

Mroz, a travel blogger from Poland who is currently exploring Pakistan and arranging trips for people under Travel Studio 92, said some people used her photos without her consent. She acknowledged her privilege of being a foreigner and said she could never talk about Pakistani women.

In a series of Instagram stories she shared, Mroz wrote: “As a white woman traveling to Pakistan I feel respected and generally safe, but I will never talk about Pakistani women, I will ignore and undermine their voice.”

Social media response

Using the image of Mroz with a supposed Pakistani truck driver, the fake ID wrote on Twitter: “No one in the world respects women as much as Pakistani men.”

This caused a huge backlash on the internet, as people linked her treatment to the “white” woman. She was also accused of defaming the experiences of those women who actually live in the country. Ammar Rashid, a researcher on growth, public order and gender in Pakistan, responded to the tweet by suggesting that the woman should try to organize a Women’s Day march in the country to see the consequences for herself.

So true! 😍 You need to try and organize a course for women and see what happens! https://t.co/1WnSZ1HOyD

– Ammar Rashid (@AmmarRashidT) March 29, 2021

Another Twitter user, Hira Najam, claimed that the Pakistani government had resorted to promoting foreigners’ claims for the safety of women in the country to deny the “persistent fear of harassment, rape and murder” by Pakistani women. they have to live.

Women: The government should talk to us about how to make our lives easier, so that we do not live in constant fear of harassment, rape, murder, among other things, and live normal values.
Government: No one has time for that. Here is a stranger to tell these women ALL their experiences are false. https://t.co/LbyWURVFSN

– Hira Najam (@hiranajam) March 29, 2021

Another user introduced the word “white” before the women in the fake tweet, to put the issue in perspective.

I made it. https://t.co/xKX35ciwMb pic.twitter.com/IsrKnRbDY1

– اسریٰ (@ freakonomist5) March 29, 2021

Uploading a screenshot of the tweet from the fake ID with the following comments, Mroz wrote: “As a Polish woman who spends some time in Pakistan, I can personally talk about my own experience, but I can never talk about Pakistani women. and I will never do it. “

Despite Mroz reporting the fake Twitter grip, the account has not been suspended and tweets have continued. “I only post positive news about Pakistan and I also share positive news from various bloggers visiting Pakistan. What is my crime that all people use silly implication and go gaga for these positive tweets that do not target anyone? “

I only post positive news about Pakistan and I also share positive news from various bloggers visiting Pakistan. What is my crime that all people use silly implication and go gaga for these positive tweets that do not target anyone?

– Katherine George (@iKatherineGeorg) March 29, 2021

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