William Shatner Booted From Google+

Relax, he's back now
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2011 1:46 PM CDT
William Shatner Booted From Google+
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?

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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. (Read more Google Plus stories.)

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