Instagram and Snapchat yank Giphy integration due to racist GIF

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Instagram and Snapchat have removed each of its Giphy sticker features after a user discovered that a racist GIF could be added to the story's posts, according to TechCrunch.
Instagram and Snapchat added an integration of Giphy to the characteristics of their stories earlier this year, which allowed users to add GIFs from a library to their stories. Twitter user Lyauna Augmon posted a screenshot of the offensive image and tagged Instagram founder Kevin Systrom to demand his withdrawal. Apparently, the GIF appeared when someone searched for the word "Crime".
Giphy allows users to post content on their site, and their terms of service state that users can not post content that is abusive, obscene, offensive or vulgar. We communicate with the company so that we can make comments, and we will update if we receive a response.
Speaking to TechCrunch, Snapchat says it removed the GIF and temporarily halted its integration with Giphy "while we wait for the Giphy team to take a look", while Instagram says it has done the same.


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