Apr 8, 2021

Milk Tea Alliance: Twitter creates emoji for pro-democracy activists

AFP. Twitter has launched a new emoji for the "Milk Tea Alliance" - a movement uniting Asian pro-democracy activists. "We have seen more than 11 million tweets featuring the #MilkTeaAlliance hashtag over the past year," Twitter said in a post on the platform. The announcement is a big moment for the movement, Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, a leading Thai activist, told the BBC. "It's very good that Twitter has recognised what we have fought for for many years," he said. A post on Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong's Twitter account used the emoji, writing: "Always in solidarity, no matter how hard the times." Previously, Twitter has created emojis for the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements.

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