Apple may have to pay Russia a fine for making gay Emojis available on its systems

Apple may have to pay Russia a fine for making gay Emojis available on its systems

per Andreza Lolatto

The Russian police are investigating Apple for the inclusion of gay Emojis on the keyboard of iOS and OS X. The “new” (after all, they have been in the system since 2012!) Images made available show people of the same sex together and as a family, being pointed out as propaganda of homosexual content.

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The complaint, according to the Telegraph, started from lawyer Yaroslav Mikhalov. He believes the company is violating a law passed in 2013 that prohibits the promotion of homosexuality. If convicted, Apple could face a fine of approximately R $ 60,000 (yes, a mule).

The case, of course, is not limited to just Apple; something similar also happened with Facebook. In this case, the denouncer was the Russian senator Mikhail Marchenko, but he used the same justification: the Emojis inserted by the network do homosexual propaganda. Among the images are gay characters holding hands, next to flags with the rainbow symbol or simulating a wedding. For the politician, the problem still increases when the question arises that minors can also view such content, therefore, another aggravating factor in accusation according to the pillars of Russian tradition.

While the country still goes against the regulation of homosexual rights, not only apps like Apple take the opposite movement, promoting sexual equality.

(via Cult of Mac)