Koo co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna welcomed the federal government onboard the platform. “A very warm welcome to the official handle of the Government of Nigeria on @kooindia! Spreading wings beyond India now,” he mentioned on Thursday

PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 12:24 PM IST

The Nigerian government on Thursday created its account on Indian microblogging platform Koo days after the African nation banned Twitter.

Koo co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna welcomed the federal government onboard the platform. “A very warm welcome to the official handle of the Government of Nigeria on @kooindia! Spreading wings beyond India now,” he mentioned on Thursday.

Nigeria on June 5 banned Twitter after the social media firm deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet threatening to punish secessionists. He referred to the 1967-70 Nigerian Civil War and to treating “those misbehaving today” in “the language they will understand”.

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The Nigerian authorities has mentioned Twitter was allegedly getting used to undermine “Nigeria’s corporate existence” and to unfold “fake news”. The opposition within the nation has criticised the ban.

The Indian different to Twitter, Koo, took up the chance and introduced its plans to broaden into the African nation. “@kooindia is available in Nigeria. We’re thinking of enabling the local languages there too. What say?” Radhakrishna mentioned on Twitter on Saturday.

In India, many Union ministers have joined Koo amid a standoff between Twitter and the federal government over the brand new guidelines for the social media corporations and taking down of posts.

Koo was among the many first social media companies to announce compliance with the brand new guidelines.

Twitter has additionally assured the federal government that it’s dedicated to complying with the brand new pointers and sought every week’s time to implement a lot of the modifications required, akin to hiring a compliance officer.

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