Selena Gomez talks about a big problem with smart filters.

03.10.2019     /     News author: Dima

Selena Gomez talks about a big problem with smart filters.
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Selena Gomez has a lot of experience with social media, but there is one aspect of the more visual platforms that she does not like: filters. While flipping through the options on Snapchat, she noticed that all the "pretty" filters had a pattern.

"All Snapchat filters literally have blue eyes," Gomez said. "But ... and if you have brown eyes, am I supposed to have those eyes to be beautiful?" She used several other filters to continue testing her hypothesis. "They use my brown eyes for this one," she explained about a filter that turns the lips into a distorted and distorted version of their personality. "I do not understand; they all have blue eyes for what is really pretty. "

She has one point: if big social media giants associate clearer eyes with a certain level of beauty, this is a message that could have a subliminal impact on users, especially the younger and more impressionable ones. After all, it's not uncommon for little kids to play with their parents' Snapchat filters. (Not to mention all the problems that Snapchat-like apps - and Snapchat itself - have encountered with racist filters.) We are already seeing the impact of filters on how women perceive themselves, to the point where they would apparently undergo cosmetic surgery. to look more like the filtered versions of themselves that they see in apps like Snapchat. There is even a name for the phenomenon: "dysmorphic Snapchat".

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