MeitY, other government departments have created accounts at local Koo microblogging

The Ministry of Electronics and Computing (MeitY) and other government departments have created accounts in local Koo microblogging after Twitter failed to comply with the government’s policy of blocking certain tweets and accounts, the local company said.

Koo said he has checked the controls of MeitY, MyGov, Digital India, India Post, National Informatics Center (NIC), National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Common Services Center, UMANG application, Digi Locker, National Internet Exchange. (NIXI), the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), among others, on its platform.

“Key organizations of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) have opened accounts at Koo, India’s own microblog platform. This resolution is a strategic reaction as a Twitter action for not complying with the blocking order for some 257 Tweets and Twitter Accounts that tweeted about the farmers’ genocide,” Koo said in a statement.

The app was introduced 10 months ago and won the Aatmanirbhar App Challenge organized through the Indian government.

In a strongly worded review on Twitter, MeitY said last week that he had asked the January 31 micro-files to block 257 URLs (web addresses) and a hashtag according to the applicable provision of the law because they “disseminated incorrect information about (farmer) and have the prospect of leading to imminent violence affecting public order in the country. “

Twitter chose in the request for a full day before blocking them, only to unlock them a few hours later.

This was not benevolent through the government and a new order/notice was issued to Twitter to comply, in a different way, illegal action can be initiated based on articles offering a fine and an illegal sentence of up to 7 years.

According to Twitter, he held meetings with government officials and indicated that the accounts and posts on constituted freedom of expression and deserved to be published.

The company then “skips” the accounts to protect the public conversation. Other testimonies accepted in the first place were those of PMC politician Mohd Salim, agricultural organization BKU Ekta Ugrahan and Tractor2Twitter.

“We believe it is vital to build social networks taking into account local cultural nuances. The fact that Koo is deeply focused on India will ensure constant enjoyment for all users of the platform.

“We are revered and at the same time excited by the adoption and encouragement of so many notable personalities and by the recent arrival of the country’s main government offices in Koo,” said its co-founder and CEO, Aprameya Radhakrishna.

The company also claimed to have noticed an increase in downloads after MeitY joined its platform.

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