Feb 14, 2021

Koo v Twitter: Why India's government is favouring a social media newcomer

A little yellow chick is gaining prominence in India as a result of tensions between Twitter and the Indian government. India's government had demanded that Twitter take down certain accounts it claimed were spreading fake news. With its "Made in India" push, many users on Twitter had pointed out that it also had Chinese support. Twitter's loss has been Koo's gain, as several Indian ministers and government departments, as well as some celebrities, have created accounts. Mastodon gained popularity in India in 2019, when a prominent Indian lawyer's account was suspended by Twitter.

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