Elon Musk scared of Twitter competitors? After Mastodon, suspends Koo from Twitter 

Twitter seems to have suspended its Indian rival, Koo’s account from the platform.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 17, 2022 17:08 IST

By Ankita Chakravarti: Twitter’s new chief, Elon Musk, wants his critics to remain on the platform but doesn’t want Twitter’s competitors to flourish. Twitter seems to have suspended its Indian rival, Koo’s account from the platform. Not only Koo, but Twitter has also suspended Mastodon from the micro-blogging platform. Mastodon was the social media site where most of the prominent figures were found to be running to after Musk acquired Twitter.

Koo’s co-founder, Mayank Bidawatka, reported the development on Twitter. He wrote, ‘One of the Koo Twitter handles just got banned. For what? Because we compete with Twitter? So? Mastodon also got blocked today. How is this free speech and what world are we living in?’ Bidawatka also shared a screenshot of the blocked account which mentions that the account was blocked due to violation of Twitter guidelines. This comes in the wake of Musk suspending accounts of journalists who cover from. Most of them belong to the top media companies of the world including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Mashable, and CNN.

Koo’s co-founder saw the event to invite the banned journalists to his platform.”We run Koo and the journalists should just migrate. Migrate tools are available. Koo is the best alternative to Twitter. This place is what it is because of you and millions of other users like us. Let’s not fuel this guy’s ego,” he wrote. Ironically, Bidawatka is still using Twitter to promote his social networking platform, Koo.

A day after Twitter banned the journalists who covered Musk, Twitter suspended its open source competitor, Mastodon from its servers. As per reports, the social media site had tweeted the link to the account that tracks Elon Musk’s private jet. The Twitter account, which goes by the name @Elonjet has now been banned from the platform. It was run by Florida student Jack Sweeney, whose personal account has also been suspended from Twitter.

Back in November, when Musk took over Twitter, Mastodon shared that it gained thousands of users. Mastodon had garnered over one million users as of November 6. Many prominent figures fled Twitter in order to explore something different.

Edited By:

Ankita Chakravarti

Published On:

Dec 17, 2022

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