Although the audio was bleeped out of Fiona Patten’s video, it was still rejected by Snapchat. (AAP)
A Victorian politician’s use of a certain word in a video ad has been rejected by social media platform Snapchat.
Social media platform Snapchat may be known for lewd photo swapping but a risque joke by a Victorian politician has proved too much.
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.
“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.”