A 12-year-old girl is facing criminal charges for using emoji ๐ซ๐ช. Sheโs not alone.
Marlene Breverman stashed this in Emoji
You understand words in a particular way,โ said Dalia Topelson Ritvo, assistant director of the Cyber Law clinic at Harvard Law School. โItโs challenging with symbols and images to unravel that.โ
A grand jury in New York City recently had to decide whether ๐ฎ ๐ซ represented a true threat to police officers. A Michigan judge was asked to interpret the meaning of a face with a tongue sticking out: :P. Emoji even took a turn in the Supreme Court last year in a high-profile case over what constitutes a threat.
To me, there's no good context for putting emoji weapons in a communication.
let's go to the gun range?ย I'm out knife shopping?
Those don't seem like things a person would want to say in emoji. Too open to ambiguity.