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Apple isn’t ditching the clown emoji. It’s a fake headline.

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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It’s not unusual to be afraid of clowns — but are Apple executives so scared they are getting rid of the clown emoji? According to a screenshot of a CNBC headline shared May 15 on X, "Upcoming Apple device update set to remove clown emoji: sources say emoji used as a Far-Right ‘dog whistle.’" But this headline is fake. The image appears to be an edited screenshot of a real CNBC story about McDonald’s. The author and time stamp match, but the original headline was replaced. A CNBC spokesperson confirmed...

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