Canadian police are setting the record straight after the cat filter activated during a press conference regarding a double murder.
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In the video, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Janelle Shoihet spoke regarding the double murder of Lucas Robertson Fowler and Chynna Noelle Deese, an Australian man and American woman, which took place in British Columbia earlier this week. The cat filter’s effects, which included cat ears and whiskers, can be seen in a screenshot of the video taken by National Post correspondent Tyler Dawson, according to The Daily Hive.
The B.C. RCMP are giving a press conference on the two people murdered on the Alaska Highway, and they have the cat ear filter on. pic.twitter.com/j8GvkvKA4u
— Tyler Dawson (@tylerrdawson) July 19, 2019
Though some assumed the filter was a prank, the police department replied to a screenshot of the video and confirmed that it was actually just a mistake caused by an “automatic setting.”
Yes we are aware and addressing it as it's an automatic setting. Thank you, we will rectify and issue a video shortly.
— BCRCMP (@BCRCMP) July 19, 2019
This isn’t the first time the cat filter has made an unexpected appearance during a press conference. Last month, Pakistani regional minister Shaukat Yousafzai had a press briefing that resulted in an unexpected twist when the cat filter was applied to the faces of people being recorded via Facebook Live. The incident was just a case of human error, but quickly went viral on Twitter once viewers began to pick up on it.
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