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NCW takes cognisance of 'pornographic content' on Twitter, seeks action within a week

NCW chief Rekha Sharma has also written to Delhi police commissioner to "investigate and take appropriate legal action in the matter".

June 30, 2021 / 05:05 PM IST
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The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken suo moto cognisance of "pornographic content" being shared on microblogging website Twitter. NCW chief Rekha Sharma has written to the social media giant, asking it to remove all obscene content from its platform within a week's period, said a statement issued by the statutory body on June 30.

"NCW has shared with Twitter details of a few profiles sharing pornographic content on Twitter and bas directed to remove all such content within one week. The platform has also been asked to communicate action taken within 10 days," the statement added.

The commission has also written to Delhi Police Commissioner to "investigate and take appropriate legal action in the matter".

NCW had earlier also, upon receiving a similar complaint related to obscenity on Twitter, had brought the matter to the social media company's notice for immediate action. "However, no action was reportedly taken by the platform," it said.