Techdirt: Australian Court Says Zipper Mouth Emoji Might Be Defamatory

Techdirt: Australian Court Says Zipper Mouth Emoji Might Be Defamatory. “The question before the judge is whether or not the zipper faced emoji by itself might be considered defamatory. To be clear, under American law, I don’t see how it possibly could be, because it’s not stating anything that can be proven false. However, Australian law has the concept of ‘imputation,’ in which if there is ‘insult or innuendo’ implied by a message, that perceived interpretation can be defamatory.”

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