"Snapchat is getting really serious about voting selfies"
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Snapchat is getting really serious about voting selfies
The only way to officalize meaningful moments in your life is with a selfie, one of those moments is voting for president but for some American's it's illegal to take a photo with a ballot or anywhere inside of a polling place.
Snapchat being the ultimate selfie app isn't happy.
The company filed a 28 page Amicus Brief in New Hampshire last week to help the ACLU fight the law.
Snapchat argues that, a selfie taken in a voting booth is quote, core political speech, and that it should be protected by the first amendment.
Our four fathers would be so proud.
The brief mention that a ballot selfie like a campaign button is a way to express support for or against a cause or candidate and that selfies are a uniquely powerful form of political expression.
The reason you're not allowed to take photos in a polling place in some states is to keep voting a secret and minimize voter fraud through buying and selling.
But in a world of zero privacy and over-sharing, Snapchat thinks those laws are outdated.
It's no secret that Snapchat wants politics to be a reason people use the app.
According to Snapchat, 18-to-24 year olds were more likely to watch recaps of the Democratic debates on Snapchat than on TV.
Five minutes is plenty of time to learn more about presidential candidates, right?
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