GIPHY has been removed from Instagram and Snapchat because of racist AF GIF

Tech 12/03/2018

The latest cringe technology scandal is from GIPHY, which over the weeked has been caught out over a racial slur featured on it's app. The add on has temporarily been removed from both Instagram and Snapchat because of a racist GIF.

When searching the word "crime" this GIF is what would appear:

GIPHY has now been removed indefinitely.

Both companies released statements regarding the dismissal of the add-on. Snapchat stated that

As soon as we were made aware, we removed the GIF and have disabled GIPHY until we can be sure that this won’t happen again,

While Instagram states,

This type of content has no place on Instagram. We have stopped our integration with GIPHY as they investigate the issue.