Anti judiciary campaign: Shocking details surface in the JIT Investigation

Anti judiciary campaign: Shocking details surface in the JIT Investigation

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) examining the smear campaign against the judiciary and Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa has obtained records of 519 social media users engaged in posting defamatory content against the Supreme Court and the chief justice across various platforms.

Documents available with the Hum Investigation Team indicate that the FIA cybercrime team has delivered to the JIT the records of over 500 social media users involved in the anti-judiciary campaign. The FIA report discloses ongoing actions against account operators who have been maligning these institutions.

Among the findings, 308 social media accounts initiated the posting of slanderous content following a verdict on a political party's election symbol. The report further details that 211 accounts have been part of an anti-judiciary campaign for several months, 27 official accounts linked to a political party conducted an anti-judiciary campaign, 47 party leaders posted organized anti-judiciary content on social media, 57 party ticket holders slandered the judiciary online, and 103 supporters, YouTubers, and vloggers conducted an anti-judiciary campaign.

The documents also highlight material posted by journalists, TV anchors, renowned YouTubers, and social media activists. The report notes the involvement of 187 users, including journalists and influencers, in the anti-judiciary campaign from both within and outside the country.

According to the report, approximately 309 Twitter accounts are actively involved in an anti-judiciary campaign against the judiciary and the chief justice of Pakistan. Additionally, 115 YouTubers, TikTokers, and Facebook account users participated in the campaign, while 37 accounts supported a political party by hoisting its flag. Furthermore, 27 accounts are operating from outside the country.

The report identifies 97 social media accounts, while 80 accounts remain unidentified or are declared fake.