or premium Snapchat account [pree-mee-uhm snap] or [pree-mee-uhm snap-chat uh-kount]
What does premium snap mean?
Typically run by women, premium snaps are fee-based accounts on the social media app Snapchat that feature sexually explicit photos and videos.
Where does premium snap come from?
Appearing at least as far back as 2016 in a Fox News report, premium snaps are fee-based Snapchat accounts typically run by young women and featuring racy or pornographic content.
Premium accounts are not an official feature on Snapchat. They often work by accepting payment through third-party applications like PayPal, then adding the paying customer to the premium snap. The accounts can be quite lucrative, with one, by Hannah Weiiss, reporting to make $2,000 a month in 2016 for posting sexy content.
In November 2018, BuzzFeed reported that a hashtag campaign with the name “#thotaudit” (thot is a vulgar acronym for that hoe over there, and an audit is a tax investigation) was spreading across the internet encouraging men to report women with premium snaps to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The idea was that because many of these people had not reported the money made through their premium accounts, they were committing tax fraud.
It’s unclear how much of this was simply an effort to troll people as opposed to actually reporting people to the government. As porn star Casey Calvert told BuzzFeed, “I’m not sure anyone’s actually reporting anything … reporting fraud to the IRS actually takes effort.”
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Examples of premium snap
Who uses premium snap?
Premium snap is often used by people advertising their content on other social media sites, and are typically accompanied by suggestive or revealing photos.
— Natalia Starr 🇵🇱 (@nataliaxstarr) November 11, 2018
There also exists a whole collection of parody advertisements that make fun of the premium snap phenomenon.
— Daddy Rob (@ProstaffShooter) November 12, 2018
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