I’ve been highly critical of mainstream social media platforms, but this marketing move by Snapchat is brilliant. Snapchat is literally dropping red pills about the JQ:
The Snapchat support account blamed the blunder on an apparent hack of Mapbox, the third-party mapping software that powers Snap Maps and other GPS maps like it.
“@pisceschrist Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Snap Map relies on third party mapping data which has unfortunately been subject to vandalism. We are working with our partner Mapbox to get this fixed immediately,” tweeted the company.
Snapchat also sent the following emailed statement to The Sun apologizing for the mistake and promising a rapid fix:
“This defacement is deeply offensive and entirely contrary to our values, and we want to apologize to any members of our community who saw it. We are working with our partner Mapbox to fix this as quickly as possible,” said a company spokesperson. …”
— nathan etc (@itsnathannow) August 30, 2018
It appears that Snapchat is trying to appeal to the Alt-Right. This sort of “hate speech” is going to give Mark ‘Extremism Grandpa’ Pitcavage a heart attack!