Twitter summoned India to appear before DCW over content of objections


The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has subpoenaed Twitter India and Delhi Police officials over alleged videos of child pornography and rape shared on the social media platform. DCW took notice of several alleged tweets on the social media platform Twitter that featured child pornography.

“Child pornography videos were shared on Twitter and sold for Rs. 20. Twitter has yet to remove them and further report. We have subpoenaed the head of Twitter India and requested a report. We have also called the Delhi Police and have sought immediate action,” DCW chief Swati Maliwal told ANI.

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DCW said these tweets openly display videos and photos of sexual acts involving children.

In its letter to Twitter India and Delhi Police, the Commission said: “Some of the Twitter accounts involved in these criminal acts appear to be running a racket seeking money for providing pornographic and rape videos of other users’ children and women.” of the social media platform,” said DCW.

The Commission claimed that there appear to be hundreds of such offensive videos on the social media platform that openly display child pornography and rape videos of women and children.

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DCW said it is deeply troubling that such illegal acts involving the sexual abuse of children and young women are openly publicized through the social media platform Twitter.

The Commission said it wants to know what steps Twitter is taking to prevent such “dirty and downright criminal acts” from being disseminated through its medium and the systems on the platform in order to immediately report it to law enforcement authorities.

“Therefore, you are hereby subpoenaed to appear before the Commission on September 26 for the above purpose. If you fail to comply with this order without lawful excuse, you will be subject to the consequences of failure to act as provided for by law,” DCW stated. .

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