What is Koo App? Its Features? What is India’s Fight with Twitter?
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Koo is an Indian microblogging website just like Twitter. The app was launched in March 2020. The co-founder of this app are Aprameya Radhakrishna, and Mayank Bidawatka.
It won The Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge last year.
On 9th February, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, announced by Tweeting that he opened an account on Koo.
The Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had already joined the platform and now has a verified handle on Koo.
Koo app is available for free on both Android and iOS, and there is a website as well where you can check out the latest feed.
Features of Koo
Koo has features that are similar to the most popular microblogging website Twitter. It allows users to follow people and browse through their feed.
Users can write messages or share them in audio or video formats as well.
It supports various languages, like Hindi, English, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and other popular languages.
In Koo, you can write a message up to 400 characters. The messages are called ‘Koo’. You can also use hashtags, tag other people, and chat with others over DMs (Direct Messages).
One of the advantages of Koo that Twitter does not have, is that Koo allows users to post content in regional languages.
What is India’s Fight with Twitter?
MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) on January 31 asked Twitter to block 257 URLs and one hashtag under the relevant provision of the law as they were “spreading misinformation about farmer protests and has the potential to lead to imminent violence affecting public order situation in the country.”
Twitter chooses to sit over the request for one full day before blocking them and unblock them a few hours later.
The government has issued an order/notice to Twitter for compliance, failing which penal action under sections that provide for fine and jail up to 7 years can be initiated.
According to Twitter, it held meetings with government officials. In that, Twitter conveyed that the accounts and posts in question constitute free speech and are newsworthy.
How to Download Koo?
Koo is available for both iOS and Android. The app is named “Koo” on the App Store, while it is named “Koo: Connect with Indians in Indian Languages” on Google Play Store.
Users can also download this app by visiting Koo’s website and click on App Store or Google Play Store options.
Some FAQs Related to Koo App
- Is Koo App Indian?
Yes, The developer of Koo app are Aprameya Radhakrishna, and Mayank Bidawatka. It also won AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge last year.