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

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.