Snapchat cancels pro-Palestinian group’s filter slamming AIPAC conference for “supporting theft and murder”
Pro-Israel activists sharing photos on Snapchat at the world’s leading pro-Israel conference this year may have been met with a surprise: a filter that condemns Israel’s decades of ethnic cleansing.
That was the plan, at least. A pro-Palestinian group purchased a filter for the social media application, to coincide with the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, held from March 26 to 28.
The filter design slammed AIPAC for “supporting theft and murder.” Snapchat’s “Geofilter” feature would have made this design available to everyone who used the phone application in the area of and around the conference, at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.
On the morning that the conference began, just two hours after the geofilter went into effect, however, the influential social media company cancelled the group’s order.