PEOPLE use emoji as secret code words on social media to talk about controversial or illegal things without getting caught.
Websites like Facebook use sophisticated AI to automatically detect anything out of the ordinary.
But cunning users are increasingly swapping words for emojis to trick the system.
The technique was dubbed “Algospeak”.
The corn emoji is one such example that has been used to secretly alert people to porn.
But some uses are far more sinister than that forbes reports.
The ninja emoji is apparently used to replace derogatory terms and hate speech towards black people.
And it’s not just about using emojis either.
Some use completely different written terms to cheat recognition systems.
Sick kids use a popular food item to avoid getting caught trying to share child abuse images.
“One of the areas we’re all most concerned about is the exploitation of children and human beings,” Siobhan Hanna of AI data firm Telus International told Forbes.
“(It is) one of the fastest developing areas of Algospeak.”
Meanwhile, Americans who want to debate controversial abortion laws use “camping” instead.
It comes as a similar strategy was uncovered by anti-vaccinationists last week.
Instead of using words like “Covid-19” or “vaccine” that would set off the social network’s alarms, they used the carrot emoji.
This allowed users to share unverified posts under the radar, claiming that people had been injured or killed following their sting.
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