New Delhi: The Delhi Police has issued a notice to Twitter following a complaint lodged by the National Commission for Child Rights (NCWC) alleging child pornography. An FIR was registered against Twitter in the incident. Police have also asked Twitter to remove posts that display child pornography and child abuse content.
Police have also sought information on Twitter accounts that display child pornography. The National Child Protection of Child Rights filed a complaint against Twitter yesterday. Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal said the cyber crime cell was proceeding with the complaint and the case was registered under sections of the PoCSO Act, IT Act and IPC.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women has also asked Twitter to remove such posts. But despite the instructions, Twitter refused to remove the posts or take action. Rekha Sharma, chairperson of the Women’s Commission, wrote a letter to the Twitter chief expressing her dissatisfaction. The Women’s Commission has directed that the posts be removed within seven days. Rekha Sharma warned Twitter that it may or may not face the consequences.
Meanwhile, as protests against Twitter spread, Twitter took to the stage to justify their actions. A Twitter India spokesperson said the company was taking a “no-holds-barred” approach to promoting child-friendly content. Twitter also explained that they have a strict policy on child exploitation.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh police had registered a case against Twitter for distorting the map of India. UP police have registered a case against Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari. Twitter has also filed a case against Ghaziabad for trying to portray the attack on an elderly man as communal.