When ‘tears of joy’ emojis turn into frowning faces | Curio

When ‘tears of joy’ emojis turn into frowning faces

5 mins | Nov 15, 2019

Why do the likes of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Huawei get to decide what constitutes an emoji? All around the world emojis are used to add humanity and humour to what we write online, but who gets to decide what this “body language” of the internet looks like? John Thornhill writing in the Financial Times explains why the Unicode Consortium, the organisation that regulates emojis, has found itself under scrutiny.

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From Financial Times