https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/18/18225231/emoji-emoticon-court-case-reference

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Bay Area prosecutors were trying to prove that a man arrested during a prostitution sting was guilty of pimping charges, and among the evidence was a series of Instagram DMs he’d allegedly sent to a woman. One read: “Teamwork make the dream work” with high heels and money bag emoji placed at the end. Prosecutors said the message implied a working relationship between the two of them. The defendant said it could mean he was trying to strike up a romantic relationship. Who was right? Emoji are showing up as evidence in court more frequently with each passing year. Between 2004 and 2019 , there was an exponential rise in emoji and emoticon references in US court opinions, with over 30 percen... Full story

19 February

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