SnapChat under fire for showcasing California shootings as “Hot Pick”

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SnapChat under fire for showcasing California shootings


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When a US Marine Veteran opened fire in Las Vegas and shot dead 12 people this week a lot of thoughts may have come to mind. Yet there would be very few who would have ever thought that such a tragic waste of life was entertainment.

So when SnapChat featured the tragedy as a “Hot Pick” there was understandable backlash.

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Some have pointed out how this is actually not just SnapChat at blame but a sign of out times, when people live stream tragic losses of life from road traffic accidents, terror attacks to muggings and even murders and suicides.

Others have said that the footage uploaded to SnapChat could prove to be vital to law enforcement when trying to piece together exactly what happened.

Whether you are for or against the use of technology in this manner, one thing most of us born before 1990 can agree on is that we never envisioned the future of technology looking quite as dystopian as this.

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