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Twitter closes accounts containing child abuse images

Several Twitter accounts have been closed after they were revealed to contain disturbing images of child abuse.

By:ANI
| Updated on: Dec 25 2012, 13:17 IST
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Several Twitter accounts have been closed after they were revealed to contain disturbing images of child abuse.


According to a Children charity group, NSPCC, the graphic pictures were apparently made public after hacking groups claimed to have broken into private accounts to expose their indecent content.

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The charity said it received a 'flurry' of reports overnight relating to at least half a dozen Twitter accounts which were later disabled.

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According to the Guardian, the accounts will now be probed in the US, where the micro-blogging site is based.

The charity group said that the hackers apparently opened up a number of private accounts, which were previously kept hidden from public view

It remains unclear whether any of the images were uploaded by a British user or a user based abroad, the paper said.

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First Published Date: 25 Dec, 13:14 IST
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