Recently, Central Government has requested for a ban on few accounts related with the farmers agitation but still Twitter has not taken any action. The Union Ministry of Information Technology has now opened new account on the native micro-blogging site Koo to take on Twitter. Koo App downloading has increased by Rs 30 Lakh from that time.
There is discussion that the central government has begun a procedure to push Twitter, which has been at the center point of the battle in the farmers movement. A week ago, Twitter rejected the request made by the Indian government to boycott 257 accounts. The Ministry of Information and Technology at that time created an account on Koo app. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan have similarly started to use the Koo app.
Aside from the IT service, other government offices have similarly opened their accounts. My Govt, India Post, Digital India, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, National Informatics Center (NIC), Common Service Center, Umang App, Digi Locker, National Internet Exchange of India have started to use the Koo app.
So, there is a discussion going on with regards to this that whether Twitter is presently now an alternative or whether the central government is attempting to give Twitter another option. Actress Kangana Ranaut, who has reliably criticized the farmers development and supported the government, has similarly opened an account on Koo app. She has chosen to close down Twitter until the end of time. Kangana Ranaut said the below message in her tweet
What is a Koo app?
Koo is a Twitter-like yet native micro-blogging site. It is accessible on the site and on the Google Play Store. Like Twitter, we can share our thoughts on this. There is a restriction of 400 words to communicate your assessment. Here too, we can follow anyone.
You can create a account on Koo through your mobile number and furthermore use the same while signing in. Also, users can connect their Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter accounts. Similar to Twitter, one can use the hashtags in it. While sharing a post on Koo, one can also use the sound or video. Similarly, you can also tag anyone in any on your posts.
Bombinet Technology Pvt. Ltd., a Bangalore based organization has created this App in 2015. Koo has won the Central Government’s Self-Reliance Innovation Challenge Award. Aprameya Radhakrishna is the main creator of this App.
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