Twitter bans animated PNG files on its platform

Microblogging site Twitter is banning animated PNG image files from its platform after trolls hijacked the Epilepsy Foundation’s handle and hashtags to send potentially seizure-inducing images to epileptic and photo-sensitive individuals.

The company recently discovered a bug that allowed users to bypass its autoplay settings, and allow several animated images in a single tweet using the PNG file format.

“We want everyone to have a safe experience on Twitter,” the company said in a tweet on Monday.

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