Up until 2016, the Rose emoji only had two days in the sun: Mothers’ Day and Valentines’ Day.
Since before the election of 2016, however, rose emoji began popping up in droves on social media, not as aesthetic, but as symbols.
Placed next to usernames and in bios, the rose emoji signals more than an undying love for American Beauty: it indicates membership in the Democratic Socialists of America.
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The DSA, which boasts a Twitter following of more than 70,000, first started to amplify their social media presence after Bernie Sanders began his campaign for the presidency in 2015, a DSA spokesperson told Mashable. Read more…
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