The social media platform may be known for lewd photo swapping, but a risqué joke by Victorian politician Fiona Patten has proved too much. Source: www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news
Reason Party Leader Fiona Patten launched a video ad, in which she talks about knowing a lot about “dicks” but although the audio was bleeped out and the subtitle changed to “D!@#S”, it was rejected by Snapchat.
Ms Patten said the matter was “laughable” and the uncensored version had been approved for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and even the Victorian parliament.
The ad shows Patten walking towards the camera, saying: “I know a lot about dicks, but not for the reason you would think.”
“It’s because I deal with politicians acting like them every day.”
Despite being censored, Ms Patten said she was advised by Snapchat the ad would be rejected due to the “usage/allusion to the word ‘dicks'”.
“This is laughable, particularly given that Snapchat is renowned for nude pictures,” Ms Patten said.
“I’m still waiting to hear from anyone that has been offended by it.
“One of the reasons I came to politics was because of a deep frustration with censorship. Ten years on, it looks like I am still fighting it.”