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16 Nov 2023

Watermelon Emoji Emerges as Symbol of Protest for Palestine on Social Media

On social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok, the watermelon emoji is becoming a symbol of protest and support for the Palestinian cause. Users are increasingly using the emoji in place of words like 'Palestine' and 'Gaza', as well as the Palestinian flag, particularly as there are suspicions of content censorship by these platforms. The watermelon has been a long-standing protest symbol for Palestinians. [Source](https://techcrunch.com/2023/11/09/watermelon-emoji-palestine-tiktok-filter-political-statement/)