Instagram’s Coronavirus-Themed Filters Are Making Internet Users Sick
By Izza Sofia, 10 Mar 2020
Image via ALEX_UGALEK / Shutterstock.com
These coronavirus-themed filters popping around Instagram are sparking controversy online.
The filters have upset many Instagram users, who are calling them “inappropriate” and “stupid.”
The games can be found by typing “coronavirus” in the Instagram Effect Gallery. Some of the filters depict putting masks on users or launching green molecules around users’ faces.
One tasteless filter features a “roulette-style game” that determines the chances of users contracting the virus.
“Completely inappropriate,” one Twitter user commented. “Someone made a coronavirus filter for Instagram, y’all are so stupid,” a Twitter user announced in anger.
I missed that !— Maximilien Moreau (Max) (@MaximilieMoreau) February 1, 2020
On Instagram, a filter to see if you are “infected” with coronavirus or not.pic.twitter.com/kXGJAd6C8D
I saw a new "what are you.." Instagram filter that alternated between "clean" and "infected" for Wuhan Coronavirus and i cannot begin to express the rage I have at that terminology.— Support Down Ballot, Too!! (@Rndmns_Abndnt) February 1, 2020
@CNNEE @C5N I’m using the technology of Augmented Reality to create a #Instagram filter that would make people aware of the origins of #coronavirus and how to prevent how it spreads out!— [email protected] (@geekydiego) January 30, 2020
More de delopement today! Would you help me share it guys?#sparkar #augmentedReality pic.twitter.com/HUgmaxhD9V
@instagram has just released a new filter: ‘Coronavirus Analysis’ whether or not you’re infected... we’re talking about something that is currently killing people!! Completely inappropriate #coronavirus #Instagram— Karen Megan (@KarenMAmouyal) January 31, 2020
someone made a coronavirus filter for instagram y'all are so stupid— d ✰ (@harianashe) January 30, 2020
Oof there’s a bunch of instagram filters that “detect” wether you have Coronavirus. With animated masks and things. There’s ppl in the filter making community arguing freedom of expression and “just trying to get followers”— Hacklock - The Console Cowboy of Cyberspace (@hacklocked) January 31, 2020
[via New York Post, opening image via ALEX_UGALEK / Shutterstock.com]
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