The issue sprung up last week when a former employee of ‘Snap Inc.’ Anthony Pompliano decided to go public with his lawsuit that he filled against the company in January this year. Anthony Pompliano started working for Snapchat in August 2015 and was abruptly fired after three weeks from his joining date. As per the lawsuit, Snapchat is accused of sharing false metrics with its investors and the former employee who was hired away from Facebook to lead the Snap’s dream team 2015 was asked to share the detailed information regarding Facebook which would have been a violation of the non-solicitation and non-compete agreement he signed with Facebook. Anthony also shared the details of his one meeting during September 2015 with Snap executives and Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel. In this meeting Anthony proposed the idea of adding users in international markets that have already used other social networks, like Spain and India to which Spiegel allegedly responded: “This app is only for rich people, I don’t want to expand it into poor countries like India and Spain.”
Later a spokesperson of Snap Inc. denied the allegations, saying no such statement was ever made, the application is available worldwide to download for free and they are grateful to the Snapchat community in India and around the world.