Red Flags are Taking Over Twitter

It’s trendy on Twitter to post the new “red flag meme,” which is really just typing out something you think is a red flag, followed by a series of red flag emojis.

Twitter reports that as of Tuesday (October 12th), there were 1.5 million tweets globally that used the red flag emoji, and in the past week usage of the red flag emoji on Twitter has increased 455 percent. This has sparked a debate over what different people consider to be red flags.

Some use very obvious examples, such as “I killed a guy,” while others posted things like “I don’t like mushrooms,” and “I’m not a dog person,” while the official Twitter account tweeted, “I’m not on twitter.”