Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) has held rallies across Pakistan in support of Pashtun rights. The movement was born in response to the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a young Pashtun falsely accused of being a terrorist by a rogue senior police officer in Karachi. PTM has received very little coverage in Pakistan’s mainstream media but the extensive foreign media reporting on its leader Manzoor Pashteen has been effusive. He has been hailed as “Pashtun Che” and “Messiah” while his critics have been denigrated as “pygmies”. Inside Pakistan, the PTM movement has been mainly a social media phenomenon. Foreign media appear to have relied on PTM’s social media posts for their coverage. Pashteen‘s tweets have come under criticism for disseminating misleading images and disinformation about the actions of the Pakistani military in federally administered tribal areas (FATA).