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It is speculated the trend started among African-American Twitter users earlier this week who was talking about red flags in dating.

It is speculated the trend started among African-American Twitter users earlier this week who was talking about red flags in dating.

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From Instagram to Twitter to Facebook, the red flag emoji trend has taken over social media by storm. It’s a new viral trend that has tweeters using the red flag emoji to signal opinions and behaviors that raise, well, red flags.

Twitter recently released data stating it’s seen a 455% increase over the last week in tweets using the emoji with over 2 million red-flag-emoji tweets globally.

Merriam-Webster defines a red flag as aΒ “warning signal or sign,”Β orΒ “something that indicates or draws attention to a problem, danger, or irregularity.”Β The dictionary pinpoints the first usage of the red flag as a noun dating back to 1748.

It is speculated the trend started among African-American Twitter users earlier this week who was talking about red flags in dating.