Emojis sneak their way into lawsuits

Emojis have now made their way into our courtrooms.

An emoji is referred to as a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication and has become an integral part of our everyday communication.

Now here's how an emoji made its official court appearance.

According to online reports a landlord, in Israel, placed an online advertisement about renting out his apartment and exchanged texts with a prospective renter who showed interest.

The prospective renter wrote: “Good morning 😊 we want the houseπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ‘―‍βœŒοΈβ˜„οΈπŸΏοΈπŸΎ just need to go over the details…When suits you?

To cut a long story short; the deal fell through, the apartment owner sued for damages in a small claims court and won the case with the judge, awarding him 8,000 shekels, covering damages and legal fees, which amounts to about $2,200.

Fascinated by this court case and ruling, Azania Mosaka asked listeners how dependent they are on emojis. She also added a twist, asking them to describe their Wednesday using an emoji.

I rely on them. They've become a strong means of communication.

β€” Azania Mosaka, host of the Azania Mosaka show

Clinically speaking, communication has many different layers. Emojis oddly, have given us a way to portray an emotion with a text. Emojis allow for clearer communication.

β€” Hayden, Clinical psychologist

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