• On June 3, confirmed the platform will no longer promote President Trump's account on its "Discover" page of curated content, after Trump tweeted comments that some suggested glorified violence amid racial justice protests. Notably, Snapchat is taking action on the president's account for comments he made elsewhere; Snapchat has not yet indicated that the president has violated any of its policies on its own platform. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said, "Our Discover content platform is a curated platform, where we decide what we promote. We have spoken time and again about working hard to make a positive impact, and we will walk the talk with the content we promote on Snapchat."[1]

  • On Thursday, March 25, rolled out a Covid-19 Myth Busting game.[2]

  • Launched the Stay At Home Challenge through its acquisition Zenly that allows users to compete against each other using geo-location data. Whoever can stay home for the most amount of time wins.[3]

  • Released a snapchat filter that allows users to share snaps with vetted info on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.[4]

  • Content platform, Discover, is curated and confined to the most trusted news organizations; do not offer an open news feed where unvetted publishers or individuals have an opportunity to broadcast misinformation. Now highlighting health information shared by its Discover partners, including NBC’s Stay Tuned, Sky News, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN and NowThis.[5]

  • Normal guidelines prohibit sharing content that deceives or deliberately spreads false information.

  • Now offering accurate Coronavirus-related coverage through vetted partners across seven countries and in six different languages.[6]

  • Working closely with WHO and CDC to ensure Snapchatters have all the latest information from the experts themselves; working with WHO to develop custom content to answer questions from the Snapchat community.

  • Last week worked with WHO to launch a Filter promoting their safety tips and guidelines, available to all Snapchatters in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and more.

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