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Snapchat, Instagram Restore GIPHY After Discovery of Racist GIF

Posted on 04 April 2018

<p>Snapchat and Instagram have restored users’ ability to use GIF library GIPHY after the discovery of a racist GIF sticker caused the companies to temporarily disable the service.</p> <p>According to TechCrunch, both companies briefly pulled GIPHY from their platforms in March after learning of a racist sticker in GIPHY’s database. One user on Twitter reported that when she searched for the word “crime,” she discovered a sticker that used the n-word, used a “crime death counter,” and featured a monkey named “Bonzo.”</p>