News Archive

Investing in and Expanding our Law Enforcement Operations

December 2, 2021

When we first launched this blog, we explained that one of our goals was to do a better job of talking to the many stakeholders who care deeply about the health and wellbeing of our community...

Our Transparency Report for the First Half of 2021

November 22, 2021

Today, we’re releasing our transparency report for the first half of 2021, which covers the period of January 1 - June 30 of this year. As with recent reports, this installment shares data about violations...

Empowering Snapchatters to Speak Out and Play a Part in Designing Our—and Their—Future

October 29, 2021

Today, as part of the Knight Foundation’s virtual symposium Lessons from the First Internet Ages, Snap’s CEO Evan Spiegel published an essay on the technology we are building to make it easier for young...

Senate Congressional Testimony — Our Approach to Safety, Privacy and Wellbeing

October 26, 2021

Today, our VP of Global Public Policy, Jennifer Stout, joined other tech platforms in testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Data...

How Snap is Responding to the Fentanyl Crisis

October 7, 2021

Drugs laced with fentanyl have contributed to an alarming increase in overdose deaths in the United States in recent years. Fentanyl is a potent opioid, deadly in quantities as small as one grain of sand. Drug...

Our Approach to Preventing the Spread of False Information

August 9, 2021

As the world continues to battle the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to ensure the public has access to accurate, credible information. The rapid spread of false...

Educating Snapchatters on the Dangers of Fentanyl

July 19, 2021

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published new data showing that drug overdose deaths in the U.S have soared to record levels -- increasing more than 30% in 2020 and...

Doing our Part to Tackle Online Hate

July 16, 2021

We are saddened and appalled by the racist abuse that has been directed at England footballers on several online platforms following the Euro 2020 final. We wanted to give an overview...

Supporting the UK Government with its national vaccination drive

July 6, 2021

It’s great to share our work with the United Kingdom (UK) government to support the UK National Health Service’s (NHS) ‘Every Vaccination Gives Us Hope’ campaign.

Snap’s Latest Transparency Report

July 2, 2021

At Snap, our goal is to design products and build technology that nurtures and supports real friendships in a healthy, safe and fun environment. We are constantly working to improve the ways we do that...

Celebrating the 26th Amendment by Helping 18 Year Olds Register to Vote

July 1, 2021

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the ratification of the 26th Amendment-- the amendment that gave 18-year-olds the right to vote in all US elections and outlawed age discrimination among eligible voters.

Providing More Ad Choices and Controls for Our Community

June 30, 2021

Snapchat is a space for self-expression, discovery, and exploration. Advertising is one of the ways we keep Snapchat open and accessible through curated high-quality content, product innovation...

Asked & Answered: The White House Answers Snapchatters COVID-19 Questions

May 26, 2021

Today, we are launching a new effort with The White House to help Snapchatters answer common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Through this partnered Lens, Snapchatters can hear directly from President Biden...

Releasing Our Second CitizenSnap Report

May 17, 2021

Today we’re releasing our second annual CitizenSnap Report. The report outlines our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) efforts, which focus on operating our business in a responsible...

Supporting Snapchatters’ Mental Health & Wellbeing

May 6, 2021

As Mental Health Awareness Month gets underway, Snap is announcing several new partnerships and in-app resources to continue supporting the mental health and well-being of our community.

Snapchat, Privacy & Safety: The Basics

April 21, 2021

Welcome to the Safety & Impact Blog! I’m Jen Stout, VP of Public Policy, and I’m thrilled to follow Evan’s introduction with this post today that digs into our approach.

Introducing the Safety & Impact Blog

April 21, 2021

When Bobby and I started working on Snapchat almost ten years ago, we focused on building something different.