THE LEGAL TRIALS OF EMOJI: WHEN DOES AN EGGPLANT EQUAL HARASSMENT?
COURTS ARE INCREASINGLY CALLED UPON TO DECIDE GUILT OR INNOCENCE BASED ON WINKY FACES, PEACHES AND PLANE ICONS
At least in theory, emojis should be a boon to digital conversation—they can be used to clarify, add personality or deepen meaning. But a seemingly self-explanatory emoji—a wide smile or a red-faced frown—can be maddeningly vague for the recipient. Now this might be NBD for your teen, but those adorable little icons are wreaking havoc in courtrooms.
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