William Shatner Booted From Google+ Relax, he's back now By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Jul 18, 2011 1:46 PM CDT 10 comments Comments William Shatner lost his profile, but now it's back. (Getty Images) (Newser) – Google+ isn't off to the most celeb-friendly of starts: William Shatner found himself blocked from the social network today, TechCrunch reports. The actor's explanation, via Twitter: "My Google+ account was flagged for violating standards. Saying hello to everyone apparently is against the rules maybe I should say goodbye?" No such need: He's already back up. So what went wrong? TechCrunch cites the opinion of one self-employed programmer, who argues that the account was likely suspended after plenty of Google+ users flagged it as fake. Said programmer's advice? Until Google+ introduces account verification, use your brain before flagging an account.