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Twitter hosting child porn content in India: DisInfo Lab Report

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 Sep 2021, 12:11 pm

New Delhi: OSINT group DisInfo Lab has revealed in its new report that Twitter is hosting porn contents, which also includes child porn, that violates Information Technology rules in India.

Twitter has a user-base of 17 million users (as of June 2021) in India, is one of the widely used micro-blogging platforms in the country, and is an increasingly popular platform, reports The Singapore Post.

Recently, it was in a tiff with the Indian government over the latest IT Rules 2021, introduced in February this year. Prior to the latest IT Rules, the Indian government had earlier cracked-down on pornography, suspending 827 porn websites in 2018, reports the news potal.

The Indian government had earlier said all the social media giants that for functioning in India they will have to comply with the laws of the country, irrespective of their own policies.

Disinfo Lab in its latest report has highlighted how Twitter has become the ‘porn hub’ of social media, allowing free publication and circulation of adult content in India, despite having capabilities to filter such content on the basis of geography, the news portal reported.

“Twitter has not only been violating the ‘law of land’, it is also not not adhering to its own policies. The social-media giant is one of the epicenters of pornographic / adult content unlike other platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr,” the report stated.

“While it is not clear whether Twitter is willfully ignoring the laws or it has been oblivious; it continues to be the hub of vulgar and pornographic content available online,”  the report further added.