The complexity of this question (whether or not emojis are protected under the First Amendment) lies within defining what counts as speech or rather, what kind of expression doesn’t count as a form of speech. It’s more difficult than ever to define interpret the First Amendment in terms of what forms of expression and “free speech” it protects because of the variety of mediums and methods we use to communicate.
Take texting, for example. Say friend “A” sends this message to friend “B”:
“I’ll pick you…read more >