Snapchat Sued Over 'Snapchat Filter' Feature

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 9:59 am
By: News 9

Snapchat is in the news again. This time the app's so-called "speed filter" is under attack. A lawsuit claims it encourages people to drive too fast. 

A woman sent out a Snapchat showing she was going 107 miles per hour right before her car smashed into an SUV. Now the family of the victim she hit is suing her and Snapchat.

Lawyers for the crash victim argue the speed filter encourages dangerous driving. They say a snap shows Christie McGee was going 107 on a Georgia road where the speed limit is 45. She then crashed into an SUV. The person she hit now has permanent brain damage.

Snapchat points out it comes with an on-screen warning that discourages consumers from using the speed filter while driving.

The driver involved in the accident is seeking damages to pay for his medical bills.