Koo aims to expand its Nigeria presence after country bans Twitter indefinitely

Indian micro-blogging social media firm Koo is planning to expand its footprint in Nigeria. The corporate co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna hinted in regards to the transfer from his Twitter deal with.

The Indian firm’s curiosity within the African country was roused after Twitter was suspended due to a violation of guidelines. The US-based micro-blogging website had deleted the country’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet.

Koo co-founder, Aprameya Radhakrishna stated in his tweet, “@kooindia is accessible in Nigeria. We’re pondering of enabling the native languages there too. What say?”

Koo founder Aprameya Radhakrishna additionally bought varied responses for the tweet suggesting new options that would assist the platform achieve presence and fill the void left behind by Twitter.

Koo was launched in India final 12 months and has managed to safe funding of round $30 million from buyers akin to Tiger World. Koo’s co-founder and chief govt officer Aprameya Radhakrishna says that the startup has “aggressive plans to develop into one of many world’s largest social media platforms” and claims huge home help for this goal.

Nigerian telecoms corporations blocked entry to Twitter on Saturday following a regulatory directive aimed toward suspending the U.S. social media large indefinitely, a transfer criticised by rights campaigners and diplomats as a gag on free speech.

Nigeria’s authorities stated on Friday it had suspended Twitter’s actions indefinitely, two days after the platform eliminated a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists within the West African country.

Twitter has earlier stated that it was investigating its “deeply regarding” suspension by the Nigerian authorities.

Buhari’s authorities, which runs Africa’s largest financial system, final 12 months proposed laws to regulate social media following protests towards alleged police brutality which had been galvanized by a marketing campaign on Twitter.

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