20/02/2015 1:30 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Over 500,000 Porn Images Appear On Twitter Everyday

ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 2 de febrero de 2013, se observa el logo de Twitter en la pantalla de un smartphone en Berlin, Alemania.El debut en el mercado bursátil de Twitter es el más esperado desde la salida de Facebook, y las principales bolsas de Wall Street luchan por ser los anfitriones de la red social de micromensajes. (AP Foto/dpa, Soeren Stache, Archivo)

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.