Emoji death threats are admissible in court

 

When someone threatened Fletcher Babb's life via Instagram, he wondered whether he could report it to the authorities. The death threat wasn't written in English, after all. It came via emoji.

The penalties for threatening comments on social media, even in jest, are well documented. But threats delivered via emoticons are unexplored territory in cyberlaw. According to legal experts, however, there may be some circumstances under which a sinister assemblage of emojis would constitute harassment, even assault.

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shaqitup site profile image  

1/17/14 12:20 AM by shaqitup

What if i tell some 12 year old on cod that i'm going to come over and face fuck him until he dead?

warez site profile image  

1/17/14 12:16 AM by warez

_/\!/\_

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1/17/14 12:14 AM by soliak

Emoji is a gay word.

LFTM site profile image  

1/17/14 12:14 AM by LFTM

Smiley faces are serious fucking business man.



 

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