Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Koo

India’s Koo app crosses 10 million users amid Twitter’s troubles with Modi govt

The 16-month-old Koo allows users to send tweet-like posts in English & 7 Indian languages. It saw about 85% of users join since February, when Twitter’s disputes with Modi govt escalated.

Nigerian govt sets up official account on Koo days after banning Twitter

Last week, the Nigerian govt said it was suspending Twitter indefinitely after the platform removed a contentious tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari about a secessionist movement.

Twitter rival Koo raises Rs 218 crore in Series B funding led by Tiger Global

The fund raising comes amid new IT intermediary rules taking effect, translating into greater accountability and scrutiny for social media companies, including Twitter and Facebook.

Republic TV has most mentions on ‘Indian Twitter’ Koo, Modi ministers in top 10 too: Study

Arnab Goswami's network has 'editorial partnership' with Koo, and its Hindi channel Republic Bharat is 4th-most mentioned user on the indigenous social network.

How China was forced to negotiate Ladakh disengagement with the Army

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

You may not find Elon Musk on Koo, but we’re for 100% of India, Twitter’s rival says

Sudden rise of Koo, which saw 9,01,000 installs between 6-11 Feb, has sparked privacy concerns over collection of personal data as one of its investors is China’s Shunwei Capital.

I spent 48 hours on Atmanirbhar Bharat’s own Koo — here’s what I found

#JusticeforSSR crusaders to BJP members, accounts on the app dabble in everything from national pride, religious hate, to a lot of conspiracy theories.

Rahul Gandhi on Modi governance, Mamta annoyed by ‘migratory birds’ singing CAA, & Koo echo

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

When Koo clipped Twitter’s wings, and the burden of skyrocketing fuel prices

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Koo founders say user data is secure on their app after hacker posts about leak on Twitter

Founders of Bengaluru-based Koo app say whatever data is visible is by the user's choice, and that claims of a personal data leak is 'invalid'.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.