Can an emoji be used against you in a court of law?
Most of us use emojis but have you ever stopped to think about how these little symbols might be interpreted by a court of law?
With the increase in the use of emojis, courts around the world are allowing them to be introduced as evidence in criminal and civil cases. This has academics like Dr Marilyn McMahon from Victoria’s Deakin University questioning the legal implications of these symbols and the challenges they might pose for modern judges and juries.
Dr McMahon chatted to us about the intersection of emojis and the law, and why your emoji might be less harmless than you thought.