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Broadcaster character count for social posts doesn't work correctly with emoji

NationBuilder currently does basic Unicode character counting for the purposes of its broadcaster limits - so πŸšΆπŸ»β€ counts as 5 characters, with the modifiers which it has. Trouble is, this isn't how Twitter counts it - all emoji on Twitter count only as two characters to remove discrimination depending on the modifiers used (sources: As a consequence, we can't fit as many characters into a Tweet when published through NationBuilder as we should be able to when we use emoji in the Tweet. It's hardly a major bug, but it's something that could be helpful to fix.

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