Twitter Rival Koo Welcomes Kangana Ranaut ‘Home’ After Actress Is Banned from App
“There are lots of other platforms on which my voice can be heard,” said Bollywood’s curly-haired beauty Kangana Ranaut to India’s media after micro-blogging app Twitter permanently suspended her personal account. Twitter issued a statement saying that the actress’ account violated its policies against hateful and abusive conduct.
Mayank Bidawatka and Aprameya Radhakrishna, the duo responsible for founding Koo – India’s answer to micro-blogging site Twitter – took to their platform on Wednesday to welcome aboard actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been banned from Twitter.
Koo is like her home, when everything else is rented,” Radhakrishna wrote to Kangana, sharing the first post the Bollywood beauty put up on Koo on 16 February.
— Radhika Parashar (@_RadhikaReports) May 5, 2021
The actress already has more than 425,000 followers on Koo, a social media platform that gained popularity this year in the wake of the row which erupted between the Indian government and Twitter over the farmers’ protest that swept the South Asian nation. After Twitter refused to delete some information regarding the protests, as requested to do by the government, a plethora of Indian government officials moved to the locally made site to teach the San Francisco tech company a lesson.
Twitter has permanently banned Kangana – whose account had more than 3 million followers – for violating its rules several times, especially its policy against “hateful and abusive conduct”.
It would seem that the posts to which Twitter took exception include a series of tweets Kangana put up about violent incidents that took place in West Bengal on 3 May, calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “tame” West Bengal state chief, Mamata Banerjee.
Breaking: Twitter says #KanganaRanaut's account has been "permanently suspended" for repeated violations of its rules on Hateful Conduct policy. Full statement by twitter ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/rPEfcjoXFF
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) May 4, 2021
Kangana also tweeted about Indian President Ram Nath Kovind making his presence felt in West Bengal, where Banerjee-led All India Trinamool Congress defeated the BJP in the assembly elections this month.
As well as Koo, the actress is active on Instagram.