JSwipe to Remove Offensive Emojis from Messages

The Jewish dating platform JSwipe is set to remove offensive emoji images from conversations on its platform.

The brand hopes the initiative will help to discourage cyberbullying and online harassment.

Speaking to GDI, JSwipe Founder David Yarus says: “As the #1 Jewish dating platform, we want to guarantee a safe place for people to find the love they’re looking for.

This initiative is to remove any potential opportunity to use it for anything other than that.”

He adds: “The safety and happiness of our community is our top priority. JSwipe does not have a history of complaints.

We are always working on new ways of ensuring the best and most positive experience for our users. We also pay very close attention to the “reporting” feature where users report any activity that makes them uncomfortable.

Together, with the JSwipe community, we keep it a special place!”

The banned emojis include the bomb, syringe, elephant and sad face. See the full list here:

The filter will come into effect in the next few weeks. Users will encounter the emoji ban once they update the app.

If an updated user is speaking to someone on an older version of the app, any offensive emojis will be replaced by stars.

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Scott Harvey

Scott is the Editor of Global Dating Insights. Raised in Dorset, he holds a BA from The University of Nottingham and an MSc from Lund University School of Economics and Management. Previously he has written about politics, economics and technology for various online publications.

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