Day: February 9, 2021

Union Minister Piyush Goyal Tweets About Homegrown Twitter Alternative Koo

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday tweeted about joining homegrown Twitter alternative Koo. The new development comes in the midst of a tussle between the government and Twitter over content censorship during the ongoing farmers’ protest in India. Launched in March last year, Koo is a Twitter-like microblogging experience in Indian languages. The app won the government’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self reliant) app challenge last year – which was meant to encourage local app development. Similar to Twitter, Koo allows users to follow individuals. It also allows users to write messages in text or record and share them in audio or video formats.

“I am now on Koo,” tweeted Cabinet Minister Piyush Goyal, who holds the charge of Commerce and Industry, Railways, Consumer Affairs, and Food and Public Distribution. “Connect with me on this Indian micro-blogging platform for real-time, exciting and exclusive updates. Let us exchange our thoughts and ideas on

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