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Twitter facing flak over 500,000 porn images on platform everyday

At least 500,000 porn images are posted on Twitter everyday however, the company has refused to do anything to protect children against it, a report said.

social media Updated: Feb 23, 2015 08:08 IST
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At least 500,000 porn images are posted on Twitter everyday however, the company has refused to do anything to protect children against it, a report said.

Pornographers are increasingly using the micro-blogging platform to target children, even with internet filters in place, reported The Daily Star.

While Facebook and Google, consented to attending a high-level summit on how to tackle web porn but Twitter failed to turn up.

Labour's Helen Goodman, 57, left, said that online porn is a serious problem but Twitter doesn't appear to be taking it seriously.

Campaigners accused Twitter of "cynical, exploitative behaviour" and accused it of being a coward by failing to act against the issue.

While stressing that porn has a "damaging effect" on many young children, John Carr, of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, said that the social media network has a huge responsibility and it is failing to live up to it.