Snapchat denies claim CEO did not want to expand into 'poor India'

Snapchat denies claim CEO did not want to expand into 'poor India'

Former employee has alleged in lawsuit Evan Spiegel said the app was ‘only for rich people’ sparking a backlash among Indians

Snapchat is facing a public relations crisis in India, the world’s fastest growing smartphone market, after allegations its founder said the app was “only for rich people” and that he did not want to “expand into poor countries like India”.

The remarks, allegedly made by Evan Spiegel in a 2015 meeting, are contained in a recently unsealed complaint by Anthony Pompliano, a former employee of Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat.

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