Snapchat roasts Facebook with a Russian bot filter on April Fools’ Day

This isn’t the first time Snapchat has used April Fools’ Day to poke fun at Facebook — last year it featured an Instagram-like filter

PUBLISHED : Monday, 02 April, 2018, 3:15pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 12 April, 2018, 8:24am

By Steven Tweedie

Snapchat is having some fun at Facebook’s expense on April Fools’ Day.

On Sunday morning, Snapchat users awoke to find a new filter available on the app that overlays a Facebook-like design onto photos, complete with the cheeky addition of Russian-like text — a clear reference to Russian interference on Facebook scandal in wake of the 2016 US presidential election. We first noticed the filter thanks to Casey Newton over at The Verge.

Keen-eyed Snapchat users will notice the filter even features a fictitious like from a “bot,” again written in Cyrillic script-like text, along with another like from “your mom,” seemingly a further jab at Facebook’s audience and their age relative to Snapchat’s. The Verge points out that Snapchat made the same mom joke last year with its Instagram-like filter.

The filter, only available during April Fools’ Day, took some Snapchat users by surprise, while others took to Twitter to react to the shade clearly being thrown at Facebook.

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