The Indian government has demanded that Twitter block hundreds of accounts tweeting about farmer’s protest. Twitter has started blocking accounts in India following repeated official demands, as it seeks to defuse days of mounting tension with Prime Minister Modi’s government.
The public of India is actively supporting KOO. Many government officials, entities and high-profile BJP supporters have been promoting their new KOO accounts, including ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal and departments run by the IT ministry.
“Hello folks, I am on KOO now, in case Twitter is shut in India for flouting our laws,” tweeted Smita Barooah, who helped co-ordinate the BJP’s social media campaigns in previous general elections.
The company won Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat , or self -reliant India’, innovation challenge. The platform was launched last year at the height of the coronavirus pandemic and allows users to communicate with followers in eight Indian languages.