Is Google+ censoring ‘Dirty words’?

People on Google+ cannot swear any more.  Why? Because Google+ is censoring the’ Dirty words’ used in user’s updates and comments. Any abusive words/ phrases will be blocked from the stream pages (yours and your friend’s stream pages). Is it true? Yes, 200 Google+ users validated it, after checking their updates/comments.  Many Google+ users have re-checked this by posting updates with such words in their updates/comments. Sometimes the comments/updates were seen, but not other times. While they could see on their profile, others on streaming pages couldn’t see. One of the users’s got an e-mail notification too. Google reacted that though they were looking at censorship behavior, they said it was result of a bug and ‘it was unintentional’.

The Google+ censorship began with a thread post by Delph Fox, a redditor posted that “silently censors the 7 dirty words from streams.” Soon, comments started pouring in from Google+ users themselves complaining about how their comments /updates with such words/ phrases were not visible on stream pages. Though some felt it was anti-spam measure to protect users, other users felt it was typical of Google. Google set censorship policy on Google search engine few months back, which auto-censored words.  So, will this affect Google+ while its competitor has no such policies?  With Google+ competing to win edge over Facebook, this censorship thing could probably be a hindrance.

Sorav Jain

Sorav Jain is one of World’s leading digital marketing influencers. He started his career as an SEO specialist and, in 2010, went on to establish echoVME Digital, one of the top digital marketing agencies in Chennai. At echoVME Digital, Sorav Jain works closely with his team to bring out the best digital marketing and social media solutions for brands across India. In 2019, he also founded Digital Scholar, the educational extension of echoVME that offers digital marketing training for enthusiasts from all walks of life. In addition to being a digital marketing agency and digital marketing training institute owner, he is also a keynote speaker, consultant, and author, with 5 books to his credit to date.
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