Snapchat and Instagram pull Giphy integration because of racist GIF

Snapchat and Instagram pull Giphy integration because of racist GIF

If you loved Giphy integration on Snapchat and Instagram, you’ll no longer be able to access it. Both Instagram and Snapchat have removed their Giphy sticker feature after a user discovered a racist GIF could be added to story posts, according to TechCrunch.

Earlier this year, both Instagram and Snapchat added Giphy integration to their stories, allowing their users to add GIFs from a library right to their stories. Twitter user Lyauna Augmon posted a screenshot of the offensive image and tagged Instagram founder even Systrom to the post, demanding that it be taken down immediately. When someone searched for the word “Crime,” that’s when the GIF reportedly appeared.

Giphy allows its users to post content to its website, and in its terms of service, it states that users are not allowed to post content that is offensive, obscene, vulgar or abusive. In a statement to TechCrunch, Snapchat says that it removed the GIF and as temporarily suspended the integration with Giphy “while we wait for Giphy’s team to take a look at it.” Instagram has done the same for Giphy integration on its platform.

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