Exactly. 100% agreed.The genius establishment just figured this out? Question is what are they going to do about it - NOTHING!
What should they do? Formulate and execute on laws against fake news. Don't get intimidated by hashtag trends on twitter. Be firm. Expand to take on the libel and slander spewed in Pak's "free" media. Have a general policy to deal with the anti-peace elements.
What will they do? Be lazy. Be clumsy. Be reactive. And then back to 1960s style public diplomacy and the meaningless slogans they usually trot out. "Democracy" is needed and wanted. We have lost so much in the WoT. We support Afghanistan's stability. Give back posts to Afghanistan. Meet with PTM losers. Have soldiers killed. Then meet the very people propagating against you and issue joint declarations of peace and brotherhood. Rinse, repeat. Chutiyas.
No, they have the ability to monitor social media. It's not about saying things we want everyone to believe (that's pov), it's outright anti-truth and fake news. But as usual, they'll do nothing. Because why do anything that doesn't mess with water-wasting golf courses and wasteful villas?