Is 🔪🔪🔪 a threat? Or this 😡😈🔨?
How are they interpreted in a larger context? Are they significant at all?
When the messages between parties are taken as evidence in court cases, the potential contextual meaning of emojis can't be ignored. So far, it can't be agreed on either, but Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman is working on the topic. He has been studying the way we communicate on-line.
My favorite line in the article is:
As unsettled as emoji law is today, it’s only going to get more complicated as technology evolves. For example, we generally assume emojis are static, but they can be animated. Apple’s animojis reflect the sender’s facial movements, and Samsung’s “AR emojis” are personalized animated avatars.
Or maybe not.