Emojis

In Moderation

Internal Documents Show How Facebook Decides When a Poop Emoji Is Hate Speech

Facebook trains its moderators to recognize when emojis violate the social network site’s policies as well, including for sexual solicitation, hate speech, and bullying.
Joseph Cox
6.7.18
Opinion

The Clap and the Clap Back: How Twitter Erased Black Culture From an Emoji

Clapping is just the most recent example of Black wit that has been circulated in non-Black circles and applied almost to exhaustion.
Chaédria LaBouvier
5.16.17
The Dank State

The CIA’s Stash of the Dankest Emoticons

Or, how spies waste time.
Jordan Pearson
3.7.17
Emojis

People Who Use Emojis Are Probably Nicer Than You : )

A new study suggests that emojis are becoming as important as words and gestures.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.18.17
rap

Researchers Claim AI Can Identify Gang Members on Twitter

But the AI may only entrench existing prejudices.
Jordan Pearson
11.1.16
Calgary

Google Glass Could Be a Social Gamechanger For Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Glasses equipped with artificial intelligence help people through social interactions.
Lisa Willemse
9.21.16
Art

A Teen Proposed a Hijab Emoji Because She Just Wanted One that Looked Like Her

Unicode has been moving to make emojis more diverse and inclusive.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.13.16
Emojis

Durex Just Threatened Us With Eggplant-Flavored Condoms

Kind of.
Madison Margolin
9.8.16
kanye west

A Data Scientist’s Emoji Guide to Kanye West and Taylor Swift

West vs. Swift, in charts and graphs.
Madison Margolin
8.10.16
Emojis

We Talked to a Typeface Designer About Creating Emojis for Unicode

Paul D. Hunt of Adobe talks about emoji diversity and more.
Leif Johnson
7.17.16
money

What's the Most 'Expensive' Emoji, According to Venmo

It's not the burrito emoji.
Gabriela Barkho
7.17.16
Memes

​AI Is Learning to Meme

The Dango app uses deep learning to predict which emoji to use based on what you type.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.12.16
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