New Delhi. Not even a week has passed since the Nigerian government’s indefinite ban on American microblogging site Twitter was making headlines, now the Nigerian government has decided to join hands with Twitter’s rival India’s Koo. Shortly after the ban was imposed, Ku announced that it was also available in Nigeria and now working on the Nigerian local language on their platform.
Why Nigeria banned Twitter
The decision to ban Twitter in Nigeria came after the US-based social networking platform deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari, citing the rule. The Nigerian government alleges that this microblogging site is being used to undermine the corporate existence of Nigeria by spreading false and false news. So it was decided to ban it.
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In Nigeria too, the ban imposed on Twitter is not getting open support from all, some are considering it as a violation of freedom of expression. At the same time, Twitter says that we are very concerned about the ban imposed on ourselves in Nigeria. Free and available internet is an important human right in modern society. We will work on getting our service back up and running for all Nigerians who trust Twitter and want to keep communication with other corners of the world.
However, former US President Donald Trump, whose account was also suspended by Twitter, congratulated him on this move of Nigeria and advised other countries to take such a step.
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what does ku mean
The Nigerian government’s decision to join hands with Koo after the ban on Twitter would encourage Koo and could stand as an alternative to Twitter. Even in India, the reason behind the arrival of Ku was not to derail the Indian government on many issues in terms of views with Twitter. The Center has asked Twitter several times to remove a lot of tweets and accounts calling it illegal, but Twitter never accepted this, thus the relationship between the two is increasing continuously. According to the government, Twitter has not yet followed India’s new IT rule.
Last month, Koo announced a $39 million fundraising from big-time investors, including TiGY Global, at a time when Twitter and the government were at loggerheads. After this financial assistance from Ku, its value has increased five times to 100 million. Now following the announcement by the Government of Nigeria, Koo Co-Founder and CEO Apremay Radhakrishnan wrote, “Welcome to the new official handle of the Government of Nigeria @kooindia. After this, as if this site of India has got new wings.