Snapchat dysmorphia: When social media filters mess with our perception

Social media filters are fun! You can look like a puppy dog or a nerdy cat or a fairy princess, or just hot! Like, slightly hotter than you actually are. Like you, but spackled and sandblasted and shaved down until you have a chin sharper than the Matterhorn and the complexion of a cotton ball.


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Bexleyheath man tried breaking into young woman’s home for sex after messaging her on Snapchat

A sex offender from Bexleyheath has been jailed after trying to break into a teenage woman’s home to have sex after she accidentally added him on Snapchat.

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Please Don’t Ask a Plastic Surgeon to Make You Look Like a Snapchat Filter

First came the selfie, and most people pointed their phone cameras to their face. Then came the selfie stick, which left some tourists rolling their eyes at others who used them. Then came the selfie filter. And that has left some people–notably plastic surgeons–speaking out against the trend. Or rather, against the wish that people could look in real life the way that Snapchat can make them look in its app.

A trio of dermatologists at Boston University released Thursday a paper in the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Viewpoint titled, “Selfies – Living in the Era of Filtered Photographs.” The paper outlined a new twist on the condition known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in which people have an excessive preoccupation with a perceived flaw in how it appears to others.

“A new phenomenon, dubbed ‘Snapchat dysmorphia,’ has patients seeking out cosmetic surgery to look like filtered versions of themselves instead, with fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose,” the paper read. “This is an alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy for these patients.”

Although the dysmorphia is named after Snapchat, the condition can also be inspired by the peer-pressure photo platform of Instagram as well as the facial-flaw editing apps like Facetune. Psychologists have worried about the role that Facetune can play, beyond removing blemishes or wrinkles, in creating unrealistic expectations in one’s appearance.

“It can be argued that these apps are making us lose touch with reality because we expect to look perfectly primped and filtered in real life as well,” the paper said. “Filtered selfies especially can have harmful effects on adolescents or those with BDD because these groups may more severely internalize this beauty standard.”

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimated that Americans spent $ 16 billion on cosmetic surgical fees in 2016.

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Snapchat shares dive 7 percent amid redesign doubts

Shares of Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. tumbled after the company admitted it was having second thoughts about the controversial redesign of its app. The Los Angeles-based company headed by Evan Spiegel revealed late Tuesday that it would be changing Snapchat’s look just two months after a divisive facelift that irked celebs like Kylie Jenner….
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Snapchat trolls Facebook with a Russian bot filter. It’s good.

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Is there anything less funny than when one ethically questionable tech giant trolls another for lulz?

Most of the time, the answer is a resounding “No.” But every once in a while, we’re forced to offer a very hesitant yes.

For April Fool’s Day this year, Snapchat decided to create a Facebook filter that makes it appear as if a Russian bot has liked your post. I’m confident the teens of America could GAF, but for us adults obsessed with the Mueller investigation (and likely not on Snapchat), we have no choice but to love it.

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Snapchat stock drops after Kylie Jenner tweet

Snapchat stock closed down 6% after reality TV star Kylie Jenner said she is no longer using the app. The plunge wiped about $ 1.3 billion off the company’s market value.


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Kylie Jenner sends Snapchat stock falling with a single tweet

Oh Snap! Snapchat’s stock took a nosedive Thursday — after Kylie Jenner announced she’d quit the app. The stock fell 8.4 percent — or around $ 1.6 billion in market value — following the news that one of its most influential users just isn’t feeling the image-sharing program anymore, according to the Financial Times. “Sooo does…
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Say What Now? Teens Under Investigation After ‘Black People are Trash’ Snapchat Video Goes Viral

A California high school student is under investigation by her school district after a racist video she recorded on Snapchat went viral on social media.

In the video, she recorded herself saying all sorts of racist foolishness.

“Black people are trash; they need to die,” she says in the video. As the girl speaks, she turns the camera to her friend, who pretends to be shocked before giggling in agreement.

The girl continues her racist rant:

“When the police were killing all those black people I was so happy, because I was like ‘Fuck black people, go die bitches.’”

According to CBS 13 Sacramento, her entire community is demanding an apology.

 

“If it was a joke, it wasn’t a funny joke at all,” said Camryn Tomlin. She couldn’t believe her ears when she saw the video on Twitter a few days ago.

Tomlin just graduated from Pleasant Grove High along with her cousin Breann Bray.

“It’s not right; I think she should be suspended if not even more,” Bray said.

“It’s as hateful as it gets, the type of words and the phrases she uses are despicable,” said Alin Cintean, a Sacramento attorney.

But Cintean says no crime has been committed.

“There’s nothing in there that would constitute a crime, there’s no immediate incitement to violence,” Cintean added.

Cintean says the U.S. Supreme Court gives public high schools more leeway to discipline students if the school believes their words are a threat.

The Elk Grove Unified School District sent CBS 13 a statement Wednesday responding to the racist post, saying the school is working with the students in the video and their families and investigating the incident.

“The school district needs to step up and do its part, they need to educate,” said Sharie Thompson, a member of the Black community.

The post wasn’t a surprise for Thompson, who has recently received threats at her Elk Grove salon.

She says the district needs to adopt new policies around racism, starting with the girl whose video whipped up a Twitter firestorm.

“Shame on you,” Thompson said, referring to the girl and her family.

Since the girl is a minor, news outlets aren’t reporting her name.

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High School Student Beaten Up After Racist Snapchat Post

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A high schooler who “joked” about whipping slaves on Snapchat got his own butt whipped on Thursday.

Last week, the Buchanan High School student of Fresno, CA made light of slavery on Snapchat. In the post, the boy and his peers pretended they were slave-owners. One of the posts read, “I caught my house n**ger looking at chevys on Craigslist so I lynched him and his kids.” The message was accompanied by a picture of a slaveholder whipping a slave.

The Snapchat pics gained national attention and the boy was reprimanded by his schoolIt’s not yet clear whether he was placed in in school suspension or was told to stay home as a consequence for the racist posts.

But when he returned to school this week, what is clear is that he was in for an a** whipping.

A video showed a Black student approaching the boy before swinging at the boy.

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Two young babysitters from Massachusetts face charges after they allegedly posted a Snapchat of them putting a baby in a refrigerator. The juvenile girls, whose names were not released, were babysitting the infant Monday at a Danvers home when they filmed the video, news station NECN reported. In the footage, the girls are seen putting…
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Inside Miranda Kerr’s Wedding to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, Including Her Grace Kelly-Inspired Gown

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Miranda Kerr looked like one of Hollywood’s beauty icons at her May wedding to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel.

While the former Victoria’s Secret model has no problem strutting down the catwalk in lingerie, she gave Vogue the first look at her demure wedding gown, a long-sleeved satin creation with appliquéd lilies by Dior Haute Couture.

She said the look was inspired by Grace Kelly’s iconic dress at her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco.

“A dress that fully covers you creates a sense of purity and mystery,” said Kerr. “I’ve had a lot of fun with fashion, and I used to be more wild, free, bohemian. But in this period of my life, my style is more pulled back. My greatest sources of inspiration have always been Grace, Audrey Hepburn, and my grandmother, who at 80 has an effortless chic: a nice pant, a white blouse, a scarf, a little heel.”

The model, 34, met with Dior’s first-ever female artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, just months after Spiegel proposed in July 2016 to see if she was up for the job. Chiuri agreed, making Kerr’s dress the first bridal gown she did for the fashion house.

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Chiuri drove to Kerr and Spiegel’s beach house in Los Angeles a few weeks before the wedding for the final fitting.

“I have to be honest — she’s not a difficult fit,” the designer shared. “She wanted something like a fairy tale, and she gave me this idea, to make a dress that was emotional and simple at the same time.”

The intimate 45-guest wedding at their home also fit that description.

Kerr and Spiegel threw the idea of not seeing the bride until she walked down the aisle out the door, opting instead to start their big day with an hour of yoga together.

The model entered to the strains of Arvo Pärt’s “Spiegel im Spiegel,” and cried as she recited her vows.

There was no bridal party, although Kerr’s 6 -year-old son Flynn from her previous relationship with Orlando Bloom served as ring bearer.

Kerr even managed to cook her one her husband’s favorite meals, slow-roasted chicken with turmeric and lemon, for their wedding meal. A caterer replicated her menu for the rest of the guests.


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Kylie Jenner Says She’s ‘High As F–k’ In Snapchat Video

Kylie Jenner is pretty good at keeping secrets (she spent all those months denying she had lip injections), so we’re pretty sure she knows what is and isn’t the best idea to post on social media.

And yet here we are. On Wednesday, the 17-year-old took to Snapchat where she posted a number of photos and videos of herself and boyfriend Tyga on a flight, but one video is just not like the others.

“I’m high as fuck,” Jenner is heard saying before taking a bit of what appears to be a biscuit (she shared a photo of what looks like a Popeyes’ fried chicken meal earlier that day), and reacts as though it’s the best thing she’s ever tasted. “Oh my God,” she says as her eyes light up.

We’re not sure if Jenner is referring to the altitude, but The Huffington Post has reached out to her rep for comment.

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