Delhi Police files FIR against Twitter over content on child pornography
New Delhi: The cyber cell of Delhi police filed a First Information Report (FIR) on the basis of a complaint alleging that pornographic content involving children was available on the platform.
The complaint was filed by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
A case has been registered under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and IT Act, said reports.
It is to be noted that earlier the commission had written letters to the Cyber Cell and the Delhi Police chief.
Twitter India is not ready to admit that its content, pornographic per se, is unsafe for kids. We also found that they (Twitter India) lied to us about Twitter Inc not linked to them. Two of its directors are salaried employees of Twitter Inc, said NCPCR Chairperson Priyank Kanoongo.
On probe, we also found that Twitter Inc had 99% shares in Twitter India. Case registered under POCSO Act against them and accordingly, we will appeal in the court, added Kanoongo.
In May, NCPCR had asked Delhi Police to book Twitter on the basis of the findings of its recent inquiry in which it was found that child sexual abuse content was easily available on the platform.
This is the fourth case to be filed against Twitter. One case involves posts about the assault on a Muslim man in Ghaziabad earlier this month. Second case was filed against the platform in Uttar Pradesh are related to a misrepresentation of the map of India. Another FIR has also been registered against Manish Maheshwari, in Madhya Pradesh, with the same allegation.