The new button, which appears to bring users closer to having a 'dislike' button, is currently being tested on five per cent of android users in the US.
The researchers mapped the patterns of active hate groups in every US county in the year 2014, and analyzed their potential socioeconomic and ideological drivers.
The company is working to release the feature globally and for android devices.
In a new study, geographers sought to understand the factors fueling hate across space.
Their findings paint a rather grim reality of America; hate is a national phenomenon, and more complicated than they imagined.
The lens feature is available on desktop browsers or via the Snapchat app on iOS in the US.
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