Amidst an ongoing tussle with the Centre, Twitter landed in trouble again after Delhi Police Cyber Cell registered a case under the Pocso Act and the IT Act against the micro-blogging site for allowing child pornographic content on the platform.
According to a report by NDTV, the case was lodged following a complaint by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights or NCPCR. In its complaint, the NCPCR said pornographic material involving children was continuously being posted on Twitter.
“Delhi Police Cyber Cell has registered a case under POCSO Act & IT Act against Twitter on the basis of a complaint from NCPCR citing the availability of links/material pertaining to child exploitation. The complaint is against Twitter Inc and Twitter Communication India Pvt Ltd,” the Delhi Police said
The commission has written two letters to the Cyber Cell and the Delhi Police chief. It has also ordered a senior officer of the Cyber Cell to appear before it on June 29.