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Instagram, Snapchat drop Giphy feature as racist GIF spotted

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Popular image sharing and multimedia mobile app and have temporarily removed their sticker features after users saw a racist as an option to add to their photographs.

"We are very sorry. This should have never appeared in Our team has worked with to have the GIF removed and it should no longer appear," a was quoted as saying by Inverse late on Friday.

"We are in the process of removing from our application until we can be assured that this will never happen again," the added.

A 21-year-old user from England first spotted the racist in the library.

The GIF "appears to suggest that millions of deaths are caused by black people committing crimes with a number counter continually rising".

A similar racist GIF was spotted in Facebook-owned indicating that Giphy is at fault, according to

"This type of content has no place on We have stopped our integration with Giphy as they investigate the issue," an Instagram was quoted as saying by

Both Snapchat and Instagram had introduced the feature in February that allows users to include GIFs from the Giphy in their snaps and "Stories".



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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 16:24 IST