By Steve Dellar   |  04-02-2018   News
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My own generation probably has to think for a few seconds about the why but it would appear that for the younger ones, nothing says ‘you’re outdated’ like Snapchat making fun of you, and for that reason the Snapchat ‘Facebook Russian Bot Filter’ won best April fools joke as voted by internet users yesterday evening.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Omg the Snapchat April Fool&#39;s filter <a href="https://t.co/moiufUQufT">pic.twitter.com/moiufUQufT</a></p>&mdash; Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) <a href="https://twitter.com/CaseyNewton/status/980341288753967109?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Throwing some “nuclear shade,” the joke literally torches all recent ails that haven befallen Mr Zuckerberg’s social network, including Russia, the possible proliferation of bots, and even reports of low usage (see our related coverage).

Related coverage: http://thegoldwater.com/news/21794-Apple-CEO-Slams-Facebook-Business-Model-Of-Monetizing-Personal-Information-Video

Most users also felt that the “your mom” liking it joke in there was hilarious.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Snapchat using April Fool’s Day to throw some very good shade at Facebook with this “Russian” filter. <a href="https://t.co/83UkOZ0ioI">pic.twitter.com/83UkOZ0ioI</a></p>&mdash; Madison Malone Kircher (@4evrmalone) <a href="https://twitter.com/4evrmalone/status/980513086074474496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Snap, Inc. CEO Mr Evan Spiegel and Facebook CEO Mr Mark Zuckerberg have a long feud apparently. During a Snapchat conference call, Mr Spiegel recently compared Facebook to Yahoo! which in the tech world is like saying you’re no longer relevant.

Related coverage: http://thegoldwater.com/news/22061-Just-Quitting-Facebook-Leads-To-Lower-Levels-Of-The-Stress-Hormone-Cortisol

Facebook from its side has copied a large array of Snapchat features (such as photo filters and the disappearing videos known as Stories).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Snapchat trolled Facebook with a Russian Troll Filter. ‘The filter, first discovered by The Verge, places a Facebook UI around your photo with Cyrillic text, and includes likes from such fictional characters as &quot;your mom&quot; and &quot;a bot.&quot;’ ��<a href="https://t.co/aOcObqpVIG">https://t.co/aOcObqpVIG</a> <a href="https://t.co/LLzSgmrfsl">pic.twitter.com/LLzSgmrfsl</a></p>&mdash; RynheartTheReluctant (@TheRynheart) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRynheart/status/980612451703099392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

http://fortune.com/2018/04/01/snapchat-april-fools-facebook-russian-bots/

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