New Delhi: Microblogging site Twitter said that it has a zero tolerance policy regarding child sexual abuse (CSE). A Twitter spokesperson said that we will continue to actively detect and remove content that violates Twitter’s rules and will work closely with law agencies and NGOs in India to tackle this issue.
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In fact, this statement of Twitter came at a time when Delhi Police has issued a notice seeking information about the steps taken against the airing of pornographic material related to children on its platform. A senior police official said that the notice was sent to Twitter on Tuesday.
Twitter has a zero-tolerance policy for Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). We will continue to invest in proactive detection & removal of content that violates Twitter rules & work with law enforcement and NGO partners in India to tackle the issue: Twitter Spokesperson
— ANI (@ANI) June 30, 2021
The official said that the police have asked the concerned officials of Twitter to give information about the steps taken against the content related to sexual abuse of children on their platform and the accounts that are circulating such content.
The Delhi Police had registered an FIR in this regard on the complaint of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in which it is alleged that it has allowed access to child pornography on its platform. Police said a case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) and Information Technology Act.
Before serving the notice, the commission had asked Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Cell) Ayesh Roy as to why action was not taken against Twitter as per a letter written to Delhi Police on May 29. In the letter, the commission had asked the Delhi Police to register a case against Twitter. A recent inquiry by the commission found that material related to sexual abuse of children is readily available on Twitter, on the basis of which the case was asked to be registered.
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