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Twitter emoji cause consistent unpredictable behavior when posting

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I've updated to the latest version of Firefox (75.0 64 bit, according to the help menu), and cleared my cache, but keep encountering the same error in Twitter.

When entering a post, if I add an emoji, the text entry interface stops acting in a predictable way. I can't consistently select my place within the post, sometimes I can't add content, I usually can't remove content (although sometimes I can, and sometimes removing the emoji fixes the issue, sometimes not), sometimes if I try to type or click on the text entry area, it pastes random sections of the post back in random places, even though I have not copied those sections to my clipboard. I cannot intentionally copy or paste. I can still interact with things outside the text entry box (to close said box, for example).

Other browsers have no difficulty with Twitter's web interface, but I can consistently reproduce this error every time I try in Firefox. My only add-ons are 1Password, uBlock Origins, and Facebook Container.

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I just tried to add an emoji, and didn't, and that subsequently caused the same errors I get with emoji! So apparently it isn't the presence of the symbol, it's just something to do with the emoji menu pop-up.

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Hi Bill:

I am guessing this is bug 1625475:

Not clear if that is a draftJS bug, Firefox bug or twitter bug.

Hopefully Mozilla engineers or twitter engineers or draftJS engineers will fix it soon.



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Thanks Roland. That sounds like it's probably the exact same problem... the symptoms they describe are common errors I receive. He doesn't describe the weird cut-and-paste phenomenon, or that occasionally deleting an emoji (if one was added) causes the errors to stop, but the rest is dead-on. Fingers-crossed that they are already on their way to a fix. :)

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I have the same problem with emojis in Twitter and Facebook and it's really annoying