Child pornography: DCW says Twitter, Delhi Police gave 'unsatisfactory replies'

The DCW has once again given them time till September 30 to file a proper reply.

IANSUpdated: Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 01:08 PM IST
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Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal | Twitter/SwatiJaiHind

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal on Tuesday said that the replies received from both Twitter and Delhi Police officials in the child pornography complaint were 'incomplete' and the commission was not satisfied with it.

"Senior officials of Twitter and Delhi Police appeared before DCW chairperson Swati Maliwall on September 26. However, the reply received from both Twitter and Delhi Police was incomplete and unsatisfactory," the DCW said.

The DCW has once again given them time till September 30 to file a proper reply.

Maliwal, had on September 20 summoned Twitter India Policy Head and Delhi Police over tweets depicting child pornography and rape videos of women and children over the social media platform Twitter.

Taking suo moto cognizance of several tweets on Twitter openly depicting videos and photographs of sexual acts involving children, the Commission said that most of the tweets portrayed children completely naked and many of them also depicted brutal rape and other non-consensual sexual activities with children and women.

The Commission has also issued summons to Delhi Police seeking an FIR in the matter and has recommended that the children and women visible in the child pornographic and rape videos be identified and assisted.

"Shockingly, some of these videos even 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," Maliwal had said in a press briefing.

The Commission had asked to provide reasons why the tweets were neither deleted nor reported by Twitter. The Commission had also sought data regarding the number of such tweets presently available on Twitter. Further, it has sought the number of tweets depicting child pornography and rape identified, deleted, and reported by Twitter in the past four years.

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