Reddit has reportedly banned the hundreds of thousands of hacked Snapchat photos that were posted online on Friday. The scandal, which has become known as “The Snappening,” just like the wordplay used to describe the leak of hundreds of celebrities which was known as the Fappening. The Snappening resulted in more than 200,000 photos being leaked to 4chan and Reddit.
The post continued,
Most of it is child pornography, and the whole subreddit could get in massive trouble. That is all.” Later, an edit added: “Don’t ask for PMs on the subreddit. The Snappening has nothing to do with the Fappening, anyway.
Some users debated on the forum whether the Snappening pictures were child pornography. “I highly suggest you don’t download this s—, I deleted it as soon as I saw how much CP there is on it, don’t be a part of the snappening, don’t seed it, don’t share it, just get rid of it,” one user wrote. Others joked the Fappening had rules after all.
The Fappening mainly attacked female celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian, but the Snappening contains images of teenagers and younger. Some of the photos were of children who were 10 years old. Fifty percent of Snapchat users are 13 to 17, according to Digiday.
Snapchat is supposed to be an evanescent picture app. Once the receiver views the image, it’s supposed to be deleted forever. But apparently there are apps that can secretly save the pictures.
Snapchat said in a statement.
We vigilantly monitor the App Store and Google Play for illegal third-party apps and have succeeded in getting many of these removed.