DCW summons Twitter India Policy Head, Delhi Police over child pornography videos on twitter

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The Delhi Commission for Women on Tuesday summoned Twitter India Policy Head and Delhi Police over tweets depicting alleged child pornography and rape videos on social media platform.

The commission has summoned Twitter official in order to ascertain the steps being taken by them to prevent such filthy and outright criminal acts being propagated through their medium as well as the systems in place in the platform to immediately report the same to law enforcement agencies, DCW statement stated.

DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “I am shocked with the kind of rape and child pornographic videos available freely on Twitter. The videos depict rape of children and women even while they are asleep! The nauseating material needs to be immediately removed from Twitter and the FIR should be registered by the Delhi Police in the matter.”

“Twitter must be held accountable for this filthy and objectionable content being available and even sold on its platform,” she added.

The commission took suo motu cognizance of several tweets on Twitter openly depicting alleged videos and photographs of sexual acts involving children, it stated.

The commission stated that several tweets shockingly show depicted rape with children and women while they were asleep! Some of the twitter accounts engaging in these criminal acts appear to be running a racket wherein they seek money for providing pornographic and rape videos of children from other users of the social media platform, claimed DCW.

The commission has shared a list of such tweets with the Delhi Police and Twitter.

The commission has sought data regarding the number of such tweets presently available on Twitter.

The commission also issued summon to Delhi police, seeking an FIR in the matter. It has recommended that the children and women visible in the pornographic and rape videos be identified and assisted.