Snapchat allowed Giphy to return to its platform after it was removed when users found a racist GIF in the database earlier this month, the parent company of Snapchat Snap Inc. confirmed to The Verge. Instagram and Snapchat had taken Giphy out of their platforms, but Instagram reinstated Giphy last week, with more strict moderation. Snapchat confirmed today that he would return Giphy as he has improved his moderation.
The GIF initially appeared when users searched for "crime" in the Giphy database, and showed a white announcer celebrating the deaths of people of color while using a racial insult. Since then, Giphy apologized for the error and the company says it has reviewed its database several times to detect any other problematic GIF. Protection measures are also placed to prevent future racist GIFs from appearing in your library.
Giphy obtains its database of GIF files loaded by the user, but users are prohibited from posting "abusive, obscene, offensive or vulgar" content according to Giphy's terms of service. The company told The Verge that racist GIF was only available due to "an error in our content moderation filters that specifically affects GIF tags". Since then, Giphy solved the error.