Syria: Censorship Google (2)

Google Help Forum

December 11th, 2016

Dear Sir,

Google closed my account. The problems started after I published some articles about the American weapons deliveries to the so called opposition in Libya and Syria (2011-2012) and about the recent unacceptable Turkish, Israeli and American bombings on Syria.

These posts were constantly removed. I published them again and again. Sometimes Google+ put them back. I started then to remove all the double posts because of I am not a spammer. And then Google removed the original post again and so I was obliged to publish the same post again 3 or 4 times.
It was just a childish game of provocation.

My Google+ account is closed now for 14 days because of Google+ accused me of ‘spam’. And I have seen that Google+ has also put back all my removed posts 3 or 4 times. People which visit my Google+ account now, they think that I am indeed a spammer and that Google has made a fair decision.

I wrote to Google+ for an appeal but the unjust decision seems definitive. Google+ don’t answer me and my arguments are not taken serious. I have no right on defense.

I think that some political cases are too sensitive for the American government.

As you know Google has, like Facebook, a very good personal contact with the White House and during the war on Libya the directors of Google, Facebook, Twitter… were invited on the White House to have a drink with president Obama.

This is pure censorship. A lot of activists working about Palestine had the same problems on Facebook. They were also the victim of censorship.

During the past months I had a lot of problems with my internet connection (Google Chrome).

I hope that Google will take my complaint serious.

My idea is that Google can not silence people because of they are criticizing certain policy makers, unjust military interventions and war crimes. That’s undemocratic and unfair.


Tom Jacobs!newtopic/sites

The Google+ account that was censored:



4 thoughts on “Syria: Censorship Google (2)

  1. from:
    date: 11 December 2016 at 05:05
    subject: RE: [9-5465000015005] Google+ Profile Appeal
    Signed by:

    Beste gebruiker van Google+,

    Hartelijk dank voor je bericht.

    We hebben je bezwaar bekeken en hebben vastgesteld dat je content in strijd is met het Beleid ten aanzien van gebruikersinhoud en -gedrag. Je hebt twee weken beperkt toegang tot Google+.

    Als je ons beleid blijft schenden, kan je toegang tot Google+ en andere sociale services van Google (zoals Hangouts) definitief worden opgeschort.

    We begrijpen dat dit beleid niet door iedereen kan worden geaccepteerd. Als je besluit te vertrekken, kun je eerst een kopie van je gegevens maken. Je kunt Google+ eventueel ook volledig uitschakelen.

    Met vriendelijke groet,

    Het ondersteuningsteam van Google+

    Reacties op deze e-mail worden niet bekeken. Als je vragen of opmerkingen over Google hebt, ga je naar het Helpcentrum van Google.


  2. Half the Google results now

    ‘I’m very disturbed by a somewhat recent development that seems to have occurred in Google Search results in the past couple months. Specifically, Google no longer shows even the “only 1000” results, as people used to cry out against. Now it seems to have gone down to about 400-500 results. That’s a lot of voices made invisible.’


  3. December 14th, 2016
    Google Help Forum!topic/sites/hao0rEc2dfU;context-place=topicsearchin/sites/category$3Areport-a-problem%7Csort:relevance%7Cspell:false

    Thanks. It is stupid that Google+ does not respond my complaint (and the complaints of other people). I repeat: I was posting; my post was removed; I posted again; my post was removed again; I posted 3 or 4 times again; My post was put back; I removed all the posts because I am not a spammer; Google+ removed the original post again; I was angry and I put back my post 3 or 4 times again; the game started again until the moment that I could not longer post and Google was sending me always the message ‘Your post was not shared – Please try again’. My comments were also blocked and I had some problems with my internet-connection. Then I saw the following message on the head of my account: ‘Access limited until 24 12 2016 ’. Then Google+ was sending me this mail: ‘Dear Tom Jacobs, We have determined that your posts have repeatedly or egregiously violated our User Content and Conduct Policy. Spamming, including sending unwanted promotional or commercial content, or engaging in unwanted or mass solicitation, is not permitted. Your access to Google+ will be limited for two weeks. If you continue to violate our policies, your access to Google+. Learn more
    Please review our policies to avoid violating them in the future. If you believe that this decision has been made in error, please submit an appeal. Learn more
    We understand that these policies may not be for everyone. If you choose to leave, you can make a copy of your Google+ data first. If you like, you can also disable Google+ entirely. Yours sincerely,The Google+ team. I responded and I told them exactly what had happened. But my complaint was not taken serious. I saw also that some posts that I had removed were put back on my account. For someone who visits my account, it’s now like I was really spamming.
    Yesterday I was seeing that some pictures were removed from my account.
    (Tom Jacobs )


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