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Google+ suspending accounts en masse

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User suspended in Google PlusWatch out, novelty accounts on Google+. Numerous users and celebrities have been blogging about getting suspended and kicked out of Google+ due to a violation of community standards. It seems that users not using their real name or businesses accounts are the ones targeted during today’s deletion, but also legitimate users and some celebrities accounts suspected to be fake and imitations. Users that are suspended will be met with the following message once they visit their profile:

“After reviewing your profile, we determined the name
you provided violates our Community Standards.”

To make matter worse, the suspension does not only affect your Google Plus account, it could also disable your GMail and other Google services linked with the same user, locking you out of priceless data.

The explosive popularity of Google+ is unexpected by Google even by its most generous internal model. By making this move, Google hopes to improve the quality of the userbase, but instead created a controversy among users and bloggers alike.

The company had all the rights to do such thing, but it was mishandled and they weren’t very clear about this rule in the first place. They “requires you to use the name that you commonly go by in daily life.” That does not mean to use your real name, if you go by your nickname everyday.

Fortunately, some users have found relief by having their account reinstated after protesting to Google, but we shouldn’t forget this incident and think about the repercussions. Today is only an example of how Google can lock a user out of his own data virtually overnight with little to no means to appeal the decision.

9 Comments

  1. This was to be expected as one of the ways Google can be better than Facebook is my closing down fake users, something that Facebook isn’t doing very well in my opinion.

  2. Google now finding and disable almost account with irregular name account such as Bush, Obama … etc !
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  3. Whow! Suspending Google+ accounts is one thing I could live with (Maybe), but loosing my entire Google account (Gmail, and so on) is something completely different!

    Has anyone already lost their email addresses! I can´t belive it!
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  4. I hope my account on Google will not be suspended too. Thou this is my first time signing up on this.
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  5. I’m surely your account will not be suspended just make sure you are always update your account.
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  6. Deleting fake accounts or spam accounts are only normal to maintain the order of the site.
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  7. But they must also be careful not to delete true accounts. They must accurately prove that the account that they are about to delete is in fact a fake account or else it is unfair to those users that their account was deleted because of false suspicions.
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  8. This will surely be easier for users to access Google instantly!
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  9. If they will also suspend the Gmail accounts of Google+ users who violated certain terms and policies of the said social networking site, the likely outcome would certainly be disappointment. I think suspension of Gmail accounts is not a good idea.
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