Twitter Suspends Koo’s Handle

17 December, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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The account of the Indian microblogging service Koo has been suspended by the microblogging website Twitter.

The Twitter account @kooeminence was shut down on Friday, following the suspension of numerous well-known international journalists’ accounts, including those from the New York Times, CNN, and Washington Post, by the company controlled by billionaire Elon Musk. Mayank Bidawatka, a co-founder of the domestic microblogging website, posted on Twitter: “I omitted. There is more! – Deactivating the Mastodon account. – Disabling connections to Mastodon since they are deemed insecure. – The eminence handle of Koo is forbidden. I’m not kidding. How much more restraint does the man require?”

Twitter’s social media competitor is Mastodon.

Bidawatka questioned the justification for suspending the @kooeminence account in a series of tweets. This account was just recently created to answer questions from VIPs and celebrities looking to utilise the Indian social networking site.

“1. Making information available to the public is not doxxing. Why kill the messenger, then?

2. Link-posting journalists did nothing illegal. In the same way that publishing a link to an internet publication isn’t plagiarism, sharing a link to publicly available information isn’t doxxing “Bidawtka, a co-founder of Koo, stated.

“3. Leaving spaces without answering journalists is bad.

4. Creating policies out of thin air to suit yourself is worse.

5. Changing your stance every other day is inconsistent.

6. Posting a video of an unknown car on Twitter with the car plate showing – how’s that allowed?” he added.

The co-founder of Koo said that in order to regulate talks, Twitter deleted spaces over night.

“He continued by saying that Twitter has recently done other things that were not democratic. Someone must speak up, “said he.

In promoting Koo, Bidawatka said that the domestic microblogging service was the finest Twitter substitute.

“You and the many other people who utilise this site in the same way as us have made it what it is. Do not stroke this guy’s ego, “Added he.

Bidawatka said, “And you know what? Suddenly. Nearly overnight, the hashtag #ElonIsDestroyingTwitter was taken down from the trending page.

Twitter publishes content. No longer a platform!”

This occurs a day after Twitter suspended the accounts of over a dozen well-known journalists who were covering Musk and the social media platform, claiming that they had broken the site’s “doxxing” regulations.

According to a media outlet, the suspended accounts belong to independent journalists Aaron Rupar and Tony Webster as well as journalists Ryan Mac of The New York Times, Donie O’Sullivan of CNN, Drew Harwell of The Washington Post, Matt Binder of Mashable, Micah Lee of The Intercept, political journalist Keith Olbermann, and Matt Binder of Mashable.

The social networking site sent “account suspension” messages on the accounts of these journalists on Thursday (local time).

The posting of “live location information, including information provided on Twitter directly or links to 3rd-party URL(s) of travel routes” is now prohibited according to Twitter’s new policy, which was published on Thursday (local time).

In the meanwhile, Musk has been threatened with sanctions by the UN and the EU over Twitter’s activities.