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Twitter 'failing' on child abuse, Ceop watchdog warns

11 January 2012 Last updated at 19:21 GMT

Twitter's child protection policies are lagging behind other social networking websites, a watchdog has warned.

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) has urged Twitter to address its fears that some paedophiles use the site to discuss abuse and link to pornographic images.

Twitter said safety was a high priority and it acted immediately on complaints of inappropriate behaviour.

Twitter users can report accounts in breach of its child protection policy.

Chris Buckler reports.