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Twitter replaces 'pistol' emoji with 'water gun'

IANS  |  San Francisco 

In a bid to fight the prevailing gun culture, has changed its "pistol" to a bright green "water gun", following Apple, which launched a similar one in its 10 update.

The change is part of Twitter's update "Twemoji 2.6," Tech Crunch reported late on Wednesday.

"In doing so, the company that has struggled to handle the abuse, hate speech and harassment taking place across its platform, has removed one of the means for to troll their victims," the report added.

Replacing the weapon gun by a child's toy, first by and now by makes the effort against gun-culture prevelant in the US very clear.

"A gun should not have a place in the pictorial language people commonly use when messaging on mobile devices," said the rpeort.

and have already replaced their gun emojis with a water gun.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 11:52 IST
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