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Snapchat removes the filter that became the cause of fatal accidents

Snapchat removes the filter that became the cause of fatal accidents

The app used mostly by young people, Snapchat will no longer have the controversial filter and that has become the cause of some lawsuits. It is about the mileage of the car, the speedometer that has led to several serious accidents.

With this filter, users were able to record speed in the car and meanwhile had to hold it down to make the full recording. Users raced to see how fast they could drive the car while using the filter.

Snapchat removes the filter that became the cause of fatal accidents

In 2016, a teenager filed a lawsuit against Snap (Snapchat parent company) after using the filter and colliding with another car while recording at over 100 km / h. She remained disabled due to injury.

Regardless of the case, Snapchat kept the filter active - but added the message: Do not snap while giving the car.

A year later in 2017, three men are driving in Wisconsin in the US at more than 120 km / h and opened Snapchat to record. The three lost their lives after the driver while filming lost control of the car which crashed into a tree. A California court ruled the company could be sued for their deaths.

Snapchat removes the filter that became the cause of fatal accidents

It took more than 3 years for Snapchat officials to eliminate this life-threatening filter.

In a statement, Snap confirmed: 'Nothing is more important than the safety of our Snapchat community, and we had previously disabled the filter at the speed of driving. Under the circumstances, we are removing it completely. '

* Tiranapost.al.