Gone in a Snap! Social Media Platform Snap Removes Trump from Curated Section

If you’re not familiar with Snap, it was Snapchat, where you could send a picture to someone and it would disappear after a few seconds. The service was branded as a type of media where the conversations, and pictures, would melt away. The ability to take a picture of your screen ended that, but Snap lives on as yet another social media platform.

Now Snap Inc says it won’t promote President Trump’s account in the Snapchat Discovery section due to his inflammatory remarks last week.

A company statement said:

“We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover. Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek peace, love, equality, and justice in America.”

Interestingly, Trumps Snapchat account is mostly repurposed campaign content. He doesn’t use it like Twitter.

Snap’s move is similar to that of Twitter, which put factcheck marks on Trump’s tweets last week, and stand in contrast to Facebook, which let identical Trump messages through without comment.

In their defense, as a private company snap can do whatever it wants.

Chief Executive Evan Spiegel wrote in an internal memo that Snap would “walk the talk” on divisive content, noting that the Discover section is “a curated platform, where we decide what we promote.”

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