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Mmmmh, as long as it's not clear what the violations were, it's useless to discuss whether or not Google was in their right to shut down the account.

This is just a reminder that public publishing follows rules, and if you want to bend the rules one way or another, this is what may happen to your account...




>> if you want to bend the rules one way or another, this is what may happen to your account...

We don't know if the blogger did anything wrong or not. The blog is gone and we don't have a good statement from Google as to why. It may have been removed in error. It may have been a request of some sort by a third party that google is covering. We assume that Google thinks a rule was violated, but we don't know whether it was a proper decision by Google people, or a 5-second decision by a subcontracted moderator service. Or it may have been a completely automated decision not involving any human beings. All we can do is speculate. But that reliance on speculation, the lack of proper transparency, is a perfectly valid criticism of Google.




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