[lg policy] Emojis and the Law

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Fri Feb 6 08:35:29 UTC 2015


The Atlantic



What Do Emojis Mean?



Late in January, the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old alleged leader of the Silk Road black market website, led to a debate over a piece of eyebrow-raising evidence: a smiley face emoticon Ulbricht had typed at the end of a post.



You know the one:

:)



The question was whether the two-character emoticon mattered to the case.



Full story:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/02/what-do-emojis-mean/385127/
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