What’s Koo-ing: Political row over Twitter escalates; Omar Abdullah says ‘it will be a better place’

Twitter will be a much nicer place if the move to Koo picks up pac, said National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday. (Photo: Twitter / @OmarAbdullah)

Twitter will be a much nicer place, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday, as several Twitter users and government departments announced joining the “desi” platform ‘Koo’.

“Twitter will be a much nicer place if the move to Koo picks up pace,” he said about the 10-month-old app.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister’s remarks came after the new social media platform witnessed a surge in popularity, fuelled by politicians and others flocking to it after US rival Twitter Inc refused to follow a government order to block certain content on its platform.

The move has put the company and its executives at the centre of a political firestorm. The government has threatened legal action which could result in fines or imprisonment for Twitter officials responsible for implementing government directives.

Meanwhile, Twitter has declined to comment about some of its users migrating to ‘Koo’.

(With inputs from agencies)

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