Tuesday, 18 January, 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


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.