Search for DU-related content on Twitter throws up obscene clips
Searching Delhi University handle on Twitter is throwing up unexpected results such as a slew of bare bodies and pornographic sites if one searches for DU related post.
"Pornographic sites pop up after some genuine posts related to DU when a person seeking news about the university scrolls down," said a student.
These twitter handles lures huge online traffic that DU generates during the admission season and is being misused by clickbait websites- which distract the users to other links, said an expert.
Following the psychology of youngster, these clickbait twitter handles add the words Delhi University to their names for drawing viewers, especially teenage netizens, to pornographic sites.
Anjana Bishnoi, mother of an DU aspirants said: "She was shocked to see the handles during the a search of DU admission updates on Twitter which led her to erotic clips. These days most of the people get information via twitter and just before the release of the first cut-off, we are constantly following the DU admission related handles and checking for updates on Twitter. It was embarrassing to find obscene clip and links to such websites," she retorted.
"Delhi University hot girls" and "Naked Delhi University girls" such are links prominently assimilate with the DU twitter handle and allure mass clicks.
According to a senior Delhi Police official, who handles cyber crime, said "Loopholes in search engine were being used to draw traffic to these porn sites. Usually, such are the tricks to divert traffic from one platform to another. We have received the complaints regarding this and requested the service provider to tweak the algorithim, so that such kind of result don't appear again."
"They pick up current topics and include the keywords in their tweets. In this case, DU is popular because of admissions. A user using such keywords will end up getting all this content," said cyber crime expert and supreme court Advocate Pawan Duggal.