Though Koo grabbed eyeballs due to Twitter’s tension with the Modi government, its biggest advantage over Twitter was that users could express their thoughts in their mother tongue only on this app, Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder and CEO of the app said
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationalist administration first took umbrage with the U.S. firm in February when it refused to take down accounts and posts accused of spreading misinformation about farmers protests
The development comes in the backdrop of a standoff between the Nigerian government and Koo rival, Twitter. Last week, the Nigerian government had announced an indefinite suspension of the US social media platform in that country
Koo also claims that it is the first social media platform globally to use this feature in the Indian regional and local languages - Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, and Marathi - apart from English
Koo app was shortlisted as an awardee for AatmaNirbhar App Innovation Challenge under the social media category as it was an eligible participant to be classified as domestic company as per the extant FDI policy.