*Update (1:25 pm, February 10): The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) said that the government will soon share its response to Twitter blogpost, it said on the indigenous micro-blogging platform Koo. "Upon the request of Twitter seeking a meeting with the Govt., the Secretary IT was to engage with senior management of Twitter. In this light a blog post published prior to this engagement is unusual. Govt. will share its response soon." MEITY statement on Koo, dated February 10, 2021 Koo is a social media platform that was developed in early 2020 to compete with Twitter. It won the government’s Atmanirbhar App Innovation Challenge alongside other Indian apps like Zoho and Chingari, the local version of TikTok. In light of the latest spat between Twitter and the government, prominent government officials, politicians and government departments have joined Koo…
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