Following Apple’s lead from 2016, Microsoft, Facebook and Google replace gun emoji with water pistol

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It is now two years since Apple decided that an image of a gun had no place as an emoji. The company replaced the handgun icon with an image of a water pistol, leading to a debate about whether it was the right thing to do. With further serious shootings and gun crimes bringing firearms into the spotlight time and time again, more technology companies decided to follow suit. The latest names to follow Apple’s lead are Microsoft, Facebook and Google, all of whom plan to kill the gun emoji and replace it with a water pistol. See also: Apple…

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