Snapchat denies CEO's dismissal of 'poor' India

Apr 18, 2017, 01:21
Snapchat denies CEO's dismissal of 'poor' India

Snapchat's App Store Rankings on iOS are down to one star thanks to angry Indian users, over Evan Spiegel's comment.

Snapchat is experiencing the bad in recent times.

Employee Anthony Pompliano who was hired from Facebook to increase Snapchat's reach, has been fired from the company and is being sued by the tech startup.

Snap is in damage control mode now, describing Pompliano as a disgruntled employee shown the door for poor performance and who filed the lawsuit in a quest for publicity. "It's available worldwide to download for free", an global spokesperson of Snap said in a statement. In the filing released on April 10, Pompliano quoted Spiegel saying, "This app is just for rich people", during a discussion on user growth in 2015.

Its stock was down 29 cents at $19.90. Further, the social media company claimed that even Pompliano's original attorney had withdrawn from the case.

Evan Spiegel's remark about the country has enraged the million Snapchat users in Indi. Hackers found the bug in the app a year ago but never exploited the vulnerability.

Snap, which owns the Snapchat app, has denounced the former employee's claims as "ridiculous" to several India media sites. They decided to make it available on the Dark Web to mark their resentment against "arrogant" Spiegel's alleged reference to India as a "poor" country.

The latest app to delete? Hashtags like #BoycottSnapchat and #UninstallSnapchat were trending through the weekend, and the ratings for the app took a hit on both Play Store and iTunes.

However, Snapchat has vehemently denied any such leak of users' data.

People also began to flood the app with low ratings and poor reviews.

"Dear @evanspiegel we love the country more than this stupid app", tweeted a user named Mak Chaudhary.

Snapchat is trying to put out a PR firestorm in India.

In reply, several users also said that uninstalling Snapchat is not the solution because India's poverty can not be removed this way.

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