Extremely Racist Gif on Snapchat, Instagram Shuts Down Giphy Feature

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It included a monkey and a man with a microphone with the speech bubble: "Keep cranking Bonzo, the numbers just keep on climbing".

It was found by a woman who typed in "crime" and was shocked at what she found. A tweet by Lyauna Augmon shows the GIF being used within Instagram. TechCrunch broke the news on Instagram building a similar Giphy integration in late January, which launched a week later.

Speaking to TechCrunch, a spokesperson for GIPHY said: "A user discovered an offensive GIF sticker in our library, and we immediately removed it per our content guidelines". A spokesperson of Instagram has confirmed about this update and assured that there is no place for this sort of content on Instagram. "We have stopped our integration with Giphy as they investigate the issue".

Snapchat issued a statement that confirmed that it has already removed the alleged racial GIF content from its platform.

'I'm about ready to just delete Snapchat and call it quits'. The Giphy feature on both platforms allowed users to include GIFs from Giphy's media library in their posts such as snaps and Stories.

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The appalling graphic appeared to indicate that millions of deaths are caused by black people committing crimes, with a tally continually rising.

A source tells TechCrunch the same racist GIF was spotted in Instagram as well, indicating that Giphy is at fault.

GIPHY has also responded, taking full "full responsibility" for the GIF.

The Giphy community guidelines prohibited such objectionable content, but as it worked like a search engine that indexed the top GIFs on the internet, unsavoury content occasionally slipped through.

The company goes on to explain that it has fixed the bug and is re-moderating all of the GIF stickers in the app. The two sites temporarily shut down the gif sticker feature after an extremely racist gif made it to the apps' libraries. After investigation of the incident, this sticker was available due to a bug in our content moderation filters specifically affecting GIF stickers. Also, the service said that they are reviewing every other GIFs manually and the process should be "finished shortly".

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