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See the controversial Facebook emoticon that has thousands in an uproar

See the controversial Facebook emoticon that has thousands in an uproar
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Have you started seeing more and more emoticons, aka emojis, pop up in Facebook posts and messages? Me, too.

Since an emoji was labeled as the most popular "word" in 2014, everyone is jumping on the emoji train. They've made their way into popular music videos and could replace text as we know it! (OK, maybe not fully replace it, but with the way kids are, it wouldn't surprise me.)

In fact, Apple recently announced a new batch of more than 300 emojis that includes racial diversity. Not to be outdone by Apple, Facebook has added a bunch of new emojis too, but there's one that has caused 15,000 people to sign a petition demanding its removal. In fact, in the last few hours, it looks like Facebook has already has removed the icon in question.

Next page: See the emoji for yourself and let me know if you're as outraged as these people.
I really hope Wikipedia wins this lawsuit against the government
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I really hope Wikipedia wins this lawsuit against the government

Your Facebook-linked accounts are NOT safe!
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Your Facebook-linked accounts are NOT safe!

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