According to the reports reaching us from our sources, Snapchat is now taking complete advantage of the position of Facebook in the news cycle on April Fools’ Day this year with a brilliant amount of shade. After it trolled behind Facebook in the past year with a blithesome Instagram style of filter, Snapchat is now taking a step further with a Facebook filter that is designed to reproduce Russian bots liking to the posts of users. The filter, according to our sources, places a Facebook UI around a user’s photo with Cyrillic script-like text, and still includes likes from “your mum” and “a bot.”
The Cyrillic script is an obvious nod to Russia says our source and the news that more than fifty thousand (50,000) bots on Facebook which are linked to the Russian government were used to bear upon the outcome of the 2016 United States Presidential election. The “your mum” like is also a hint at Facebook’s older user base, and Snapchat used a joke of a like manner during its Instagram April Fool’s Day in 2017. The filter which Snapchat created will only be used on this day the 1st of April, 2018 for the annual amentia of the April Fool’s Day.
Snapchat just of recent, unveiled a new design in an attempt to fight back against Instagram and the CEO of Snap, Evan Spiegel has shown in time past that he is frustrated by the fact that Facebook has constantly been stealing the company’s features and ideas for many years. Facebook has lifted face filters, camera features, stories, and even messaging streaks from Snapchat. CEO Evan Spiegel up to that time hit back at Facebook for its fake news problem and this latest filter it has created is a pointer to show that Snap will not stop casting an evident shadow at its main competitor.