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Emojis: un control político 👎 💩

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The answer, I fear, is that new emoji have become merely an opportunity for good PR, a cute way of advertising tacos and ideology, voted on by a board of private interests. Largely made up of white, male engineers representing the titans of Silicon Valley, there are currently about a dozen full voting members on the Unicode Consortium who pay $18,000 a year for the privilege. That’s who gets to decide the future of the internet language.

Emoji are the cutest PR tool ever—but it’s a reminder that corporations control the internet language