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Delhi Commission for Women strict in child pornography case on Twitter, letter written to CBI

New Delhi. Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal wrote a letter to CBI Director seeking her intervention in the matter of availability of child pornographic videos and rape videos and related photographs on social media platform Twitter. Is. The commission has identified 14 more tweets depicting sexual activity with children. Some of these tweets are even portraying rape by the mother’s younger son.

Swati Maliwal has written a letter to the CBI Director demanding registration of an FIR in the case and immediate arrest of the criminals involved. Earlier on 20 September 2022, the commission’s chairperson Swati Maliwal had summoned the Twitter India Policy Head and Delhi Police Cyber ​​Cell over tweets showing child pornography and rape videos on Twitter. Some Twitter accounts involved in these criminal acts were seen running a racket, demanding money from them for providing videos of child pornography and rape.

After the commission took action, Twitter removed more than 20 tweets flagged by the commission and the Delhi Police filed an FIR under Section 67/67-A/67-B of the IT Act. Senior officers of Delhi Police appeared before the commission today and informed that they have formed 8 expert teams and conducted raids across the country. Delhi Police has so far arrested 3 accused in this case.

The commission termed Twitter’s response in the matter as informal. In a statement issued by the commission, it was stated that Twitter claims to have a zero-tolerance policy towards child sexual abuse, but they explain the presence of hundreds of videos displaying child porn and rape of children and women on their platform. and unable to report. They should inform the Commission about the resources and steps they have taken to ensure that their platform gets rid of such objectionable content at the earliest.

Meanwhile, following the commission’s action, Reuters reported on 29 September 2022 that major global companies including Dyson, Mazda and chemical company Ecolab have suspended marketing campaigns or removed ads from Twitter because of their promotion of child pornography. Showing tweets showing Even Founding CEO SpaceX Elon Musk tweeted on the report, extremely worrying.

Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “I am deeply disturbed and shocked by the constant presence of child pornography material on Twitter. When we checked on Twitter today, we found 14 such tweets and hundreds of them appear to depict similar content. In one such tweet, which has been viewed 51,000 times, a schoolgirl is shown having sex in her uniform. In another tweet that has been viewed 363 thousand times, a mother is shown having sex with her 8-year-old boy. How can Twitter allow such illegal and dirty content to run on its platform? Delhi Police has started action on our complaint. I have also written a letter to the CBI Director demanding immediate action in the matter. Twitter must be held accountable. They should ensure that their platform is free from child pornography material. The commission will continue its action in this matter till strict action is taken by them and the child pornographic material is not removed from the platform.

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