Twitter vows to battle the “silent pandemic” with custom emojis

The COVID-19 pandemic occupies headlines once again but there’s one grim consequence that the virus has brought upon mankind. According to the United Nations Population Fund, for every three months the COVID-19 lockdown continues, an additional 15 million women are expected to be directly affected by violence. This is the so-called “shadow pandemic” in action and now Twitter has vowed to help bring it to light.

The social network announced on its that it will launch a set of custom emojis in order to raise awareness on the issue. Twitter believes that social media plays an important role …
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