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Teen Vogue Publication Slammed For Their Snapchat Story About Teen Abortions

Snapchat story on teen abortions was highly criticized by users

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Teen Vogue's views and opinions on teen abortion attracted a lot of backlash from social media users. Pixabay

Popular publication Teen Vogue faced the wrath of social media users after it posted a Snapchat story instructing pregnant teenagers how to obtain abortions irrespective of their parents’ belief.

Teen Vogue’s Snapchat story was featured on the app’s Discovery page, which is a section for publishers and creators to put 24-hour-lasting snaps displaying news and pop culture content that may cost them around $50,000 a day, Daily Caller reported on Monday.

The story thread from Teen Vogue covered topics concerning abortion options for girls under 18, regardless of their parent’s beliefs and consent.

Around 92 per cent of US teenagers aged 12 to 17 use Snapchat, according to eMarketer.

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Teen Vogue covered various topics concerning abortion options for girls under 18. Pixabay

After Teen Vogue flashed the story, several people took to Twitter to express their anger over the story.

“First thing I saw this morning when I opened @Snapchat I read the entire article and it’s about teens getting an abortion without their parents’ knowledge or consent. @TeenVogue this is despicable and disgusting,” a user tweeted, sharing a screenshot of the story.

“Disgusting! Parents, please know what your daughters are reading on Spanchat and Instagram, and talk with them about it,” a tweet read.

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Teen Vogue flashed their story on Snapchat and several people took to Twitter to express their anger over the it. Pixabay

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“Snapchat allowed an @TeenVogue Discovery story that tells teenage girls on the app how to get abortions – and how to get abortions without parental knowledge. Seriously?” another tweet said.

Neither Teen Vogue nor Snapchat officially addressed the issue. (IANS)

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We Fact-checks All Political Ads, Claims Snapchat

According to experts, the onus is now on Facebook to take action which has become a platform for spreading misleading and fake political ads

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While Facebook faces the ire over presence of misleading and fake political ads on its platform, Snapchat has said it fact-checks all political ads and does not allow misinformation to sneak through its platform.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said the company subjects all advertising to review, including political advertising.

“What we try to do is create a place for political ads on our platform, especially because we reach so many young people and first-time voters, we want them to be able to engage with the political conversation, but we don’t allow things like misinformation to appear in that advertising,” Spiegel told CNBC on Monday.

Facebook recently allowed US President Donald Trump’s campaign office to post a fake ad about Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden on its platform.

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Snapchat’s comment on political ads came after Twitter on November 15 officially banned all kinds of political ads from its platform.

No political content will be promoted from candidates, parties, governments or officials, public accounts committees (PACs) and certain political non-profit groups, said Twitter.

“Twitter globally prohibits the promotion of political content. We have made this decision based on our belief that political message reach should be earned, not bought,” the micro-blogging platform said on Friday.

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On October 31, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had tweeted: “While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics.”

According to experts, the onus is now on Facebook to take action which has become a platform for spreading misleading and fake political ads. (IANS)