Snapchat Apologizes, Removes Juneteenth Filter That Showed Slavery Chains Breaking After Users Smile
Snapchat had to have so many meetings to launch their #Juneteenth filter. And at no point did anyone with decision making power stand up and say, "THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE IDEA."
Disappointed & angry, but entirely unsurprised. https://t.co/2Kn2RUoUoP
— Sam White (@samwhiteout) June 19, 2020
This Snapchat #Juneteenth filter prompts users to smile to break the chains…
Unfortunately, this sadly indicates how their team lacks the diversity required to curb this implicit bias.
— Kamo (@KamoheloKuaho) June 19, 2020