Snapchat trolls Facebook with Russian bot filter on April Fools’ Day

Snapchat’s Facebook Russian bot filter was available only on April 1.

Neighbourhood Technology Desk/Avi Arya:  Snapchat on April Fools’ Day trolled Facebook by introducing a filter that makes it appear as if a Russian bot has liked your post. Filter places a Facebook user interface around a user’s photo with Cyrillic script-like text and even includes likes from “your mum” and “a bot”, Verge was reported late on Sunday.

Snapchat’s filter was only available on April Fools’ Day. Targeted Facebook following reports that said more than 50,000 bots on Facebook, with links to the Russian government, were used to influence the 2016 US presidential election.Facebook faced intense criticism after it emerged that data of about 50 million users had been harvested and passed on to political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.


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