28th October 2020, Kathmandu
The verified Twitter account of the Office of the President of Nepal has been deactivated.
The office has launched a Twitter account in order to disseminate information related to President Bidya Devi Bhandari. The verified account (@SHITALNIWAS) was shut down after it experienced cyber-attacks, according to experts.
Presidential communication expert Tika Dhakal said in a tweet that the account was closed due to technical problems.
“I was the one who verified the account and moved the work forward,” said Dhakal.
Furthermore, he added that the office will immediately prepare and submit a new account.
Some tweets shared from the account operated by the President’s Press Secretariat were deemed as controversial. In fact, people even started questioning the operation of the account.
Meanwhile, an unverified account of the President (@presidentofnp) is still in operation, which is also run by President’s Secretariat.