Snapchat and Instagram Racist GIF

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Snapchat and Instagram Racist GIF

"We have stopped our integration with Giphy as they investigate the issue".

The Snapchat spokesperson says that all GIFs in Snapchat are meant to be "rated PG", meaning they're mostly suitable for the 13-and-up teens that are technically allowed on Snapchat.

It included a monkey and a man with a microphone with the speech bubble: "Keep cranking Bonzo, the numbers just keep on climbing". After this racial slur, the most popular social networking platform Facebook has also started to review its Giphy GIF stickers that are available in its messenger app.

Giphy also issued a statement, informing digital outlet The Verge that the offensive sticker was available due to a bug in its content moderation filters, adding that it's fixed the bug and has re-moderated all of the GIFs in its extensive library. We have decided not to name the woman, who has now locked her Twitter account after making the discovery, or reproduce the GIF. It could take some time for your smartphone app to update to reflect the changes. TechCrunch received a screenshot of the GIF on Snapchat from a reader.

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Giphy has officially apologized for the error and has taken the blame upon itself. A Snapchat spokesperson tells me the company is very sorry.

The Giphy community guidelines prohibited such objectionable content, but as it worked like a search engine that indexed the top GIFs on the internet, unsavoury content occasionally slipped through.

We've reached out to Giphy for comment but haven't heard back.

The company unveiled that a user spotted the GIF in the library.

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Snapchat launched Giphy integration on Feb 20 to allow users to add moving images, curated as safe by the Giphy team, to their photos and videos. In 2016, it faced tremendous criticism for creating Asian yellow face.

A racist GIF lead to the removal of Giphy feature from Snapchat and Instagram. Snapchat risks an unsavory reputation if it can't keep its content under control.

The incident is embarrassing for Instagram's parent company Facebook. It is rather a challenge for Instagram and Snapchat to find a solution to this problem on their own or will take the help of outsiders to fix this issue altogether.

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