VICTORY! | Snapchat changed its policy!
Jan 23, 2017 — We are ECSTATIC about this news and we know you will be, too!
It was announced this morning that Snapchat will be updating its policy on the content posted by publishers on the Discover feature. Some highlighted changes to the guidelines include:
- Clarifying vague language around its restrictions on the use of nudity, profanity and violent images.
-Stating more clearly that publishers should not use overly sexualized or violent images as the initial visual that users are exposed to when they look at Discover.
- Creating a new tool that lets publishers prevent users who are under age 18 from seeing certain content.
- Reserving the right for Snapchat to gate content for users under 18, even if a publisher has chosen not to do so.
Check out this awesome article from the New York Times for more details: goo.gl/ZfOL8C
We know that this change was made possible through the joint efforts of many people around the world who spoke out on the issue. We are proud that #NoThanksSnapchat could play a part in it, and now we want say #ThanksSnapchat for listening and changing their policy!
Lastly, THANK YOU for your activism! You have the power to make an incredible difference in the world. If you ever see anything that you don't think is right, don't be afraid to let your voice be heard!
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