With greater power comes greater responsibilities. This quote from Spiderman's Parker's uncle Ben is quite timely given the launch of Spider-Man: No Way Home where the web-slinger is not only saving people but the box office too

This powerful statement from the original 2002 release is equally relevant today and not just for Spiderman. The Internet is a prime example of such power, one that a vast majority of the people have access to, thanks primarily to the affordable 4G connectivity. Unfortunately, only a handful know how to utilize it properly

And as this grows into a bigger challenge, given the growing influence of social media, companies seek ways to channel the energy in the right direction. Weve seen examples of new-age social media applications putting in extra effort at digital hygiene and making sure that their platform remains the hub of healthy discussion

Koo, India's answer to Twitter, is one such application that not only has a stronghold in the Hindi and English-speaking areas but due to its keen focus on other regional Indian languages, has a deeper penetration into the tier 2 and tier 3 cities as well

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In an exclusive interaction with
*TechRadar India*, Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-Founder & CEO of Koo mentioned that in order to make the platform a better, safe and inclusive platform the company is already working closely with the Central Institute for Indian Languages (CIIL) to develop a dictionary of words and expressions in Indian languages that are offensive, disrespectful or derogatory

This database will be available for public access and the interface hosting this corpus will be created by Koo

## Need to sensitise users
Identifying the need for making users aware, Radhakrishna mentioned that Koo will create campaigns to sensitize users while urging and educating them to write better content

Koo will refer to the corpus when a Koo containing abusive words is reported by users

Aprameya Radhakrishna
He mentioned that while Koo already monitors usage of abusive content on the platform, however, this corpus will help monitor the usage of content at various levels of granularity, including keywords and phrases. It will also provide the platform with a more specific background and context for possible interventions

According to Radhakrishna, this database will get updated based on how people use specific words or expressions with the idea of educating people and making them understand how to create content on such platforms. He also clarified that the company has the ability to intervene and would act against repeat offenders in a timely manner

Readers would know that Koo has emerged as one of the largest platforms that focus on Indian languages10 of them including Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, and English. And though half of its user base prefers to communicate in Hindi, the platform offers equal opportunities to people speaking other languages as well

Koo is open to every individual who wants to express and share thoughts online in his/her mother tongue. As the platform offers more languages, it will enable more Indians to participate in the online discourse says Radhakrishna

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