Facebook bans ad for Google+ feels threaten!

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It my be that Facebook is starting to feel the heat or they’re just plain paranoid because of the new kid on the block. This news has been floating in the blogosphere; apparently adverts of App developer Michael Lee Johnson has been cancelled by Facebook because it violates their Terms of Service (ToS). But what stands out was his advert asking people who have Google+ account to add his Google+ account to your circles.

Here’s a screenshot of his advert.

Michael Lee Johnson got a message from Facebook saying “Your account has been disabled. All of your adverts have been stopped and should not be run again on the site under any circumstances. Generally, we disable an account if too many of its adverts violate our Terms of Use or Advertising guidelines. Unfortunately we cannot provide you with the specific violations that have been deemed abusive. Please review our Terms of Use and Advertising guidelines if you have any further questions.”, so you can just image the look on Michael’s face after reading the message.

If you’ve been running adverts on Facebook, then you should be familiar with this line; “We may refuse ads at any time for any reason, including our determination that they promote competing products or services or negatively affect our business or relationship with our users.” that’s includeded in the Facebook Advertising Guideline and most likely Facebook’s reason why Michaels’ facebook adverts were suspended.

In any case, if Micheal goal is to have his 15 minutes of fame, then he got more than what he bargain for. Of course with a little of from Facebook.

Source: Cnet | TC

Last modified: July 17, 2011

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