Instagram and Snapchat have disabled gifs for accusations of racism



Social network Instagram and Snapchat temporarily refused service integration Giphy after users found in the “stories” racist SFII. This publication reports The Verge.

The image caused a wave of criticism, has been discovered by Twitter user under the nickname Lyauna Augmon on request “crime”. She posted a screenshot and noted in the record of the founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom. In the GIF depicts a monkey spinnig reel with numbers. Above it the inscription “Nigger Crime Death Counter”, and the next person that says, “Keep Cranking Bonzo, the Numbers Just Keep on Climbing” (keep spinning, Bonzo, the numbers just grow).

Snapchat and Instagram has suspended the integration of gifs until the investigation is completed. The representative Giphy announced that the picture was removed immediately after its detection. He added that the service forbids users to post abusive or obscene content, but this time in the moderation system error has occurred.

GIF support in the Instagram was launched on 23 January 2018. Snapchat has introduced a similar feature on February 20.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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