For example in my answer here, if you open it on your mobile (Or just click mobile in the footer on your desktop browser), an italic link would look like this:

Link on mobile

While on the desktop it's like so:

Link on desktop

This is the markup of that link:

[those *`apt-get` permission denied* questions][1]

The problem is that in the css, <em> tags have color set on them:

em {
    color: #000;
  • new mobile SE design as resolved this.
    – fossfreedom Mod
    Commented Jul 14, 2014 at 13:05

1 Answer 1


This appears to have been fixed in the new SE mobile design.
The following is a screen-shot of an italic link in the mobile view:

Link on new mobile view

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