Instagram and Facebook ban sexual organ-like emojis.

Instagram and Facebook bans sexual organ-like emojis
Instagram and Facebook bans sexual organ-like emojis

Social media giants, Instagram and Facebook in a bid to expel sexually related vices, has banned emojis aubergine, peach and water drip.

These emojis they say, are too sexually suggestive, for they are widely used to denote a penis (aubergine), bum (peach), and ejaculation (water drip).

In view of this, the emojis can no more be used in a manner that asks for anything sexual or suggests sexuality. However, it can only be used in captions.

This move, according to Facebook and Instagram is in line with an update of their Sexual Solicitation Community Standards. And is meant to inhibit sex workers(prostitutes) from using the platforms to market and sell their services.

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In an official statement on this effect, facebook disclosed: “People use Facebook to discuss and draw attention to sexual violence and exploitation. We recognize the importance of and want to allow for this discussion.

“We draw the line, however, when content facilitates, encourages or coordinates sexual encounters between adults.

“We also restrict sexually explicit language that may lead to solicitation because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content and it may impede the ability for people to connect with their friends and the broader community.”

So, do not be surprised if you begin encountering any inhibitances when using those emojis.

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