Twitter has officially recognized the #MilkTeaAlliance

Twitter has officially recognized the #MilkTeaAlliance
Mary Hui
·3 min read

A grassroots pro-democracy solidarity campaign that blew up on social media last year with warring memes and snarky zingers has earned an official endorsement from Twitter in the form of a new emoji: a cup of milk tea set against a tri-color backdrop corresponding to the hues of different brew strengths. Today we are launching an emoji for the #MilkTeaAlliance, an online solidarity alliance first started in April 2020 as a Twitter meme which has grown into a global pro-democracy movement led by activists and concerned citizens in and around the world. Known as the #MilkTeaAlliance, the motley coalition of internet savvy activists banded together last spring after a Thai actor ruffled nationalistic Chinese sensitivities when he “liked” a tweet that referred to Hong Kong as a country.