Google has its Code of Conduct called “Google Code of Conduct,” which it is supposed to follow, but recently we saw something that proves that Google does not follow its Code of Conduct. Google goes against its own Terms of Service when it wants to favor some business or site. On the other hand, we have examples of how Google banned some companies altogether because they went against google’s Terms of Service. This reveals how Google has double standards. We shall look at both examples.
How Google Dealt with The Express Site?
Since Daily Express had violated Google’s terms of service, it penalized the company. Starting at £1,000, SEO editorial links were publicly disclosed in an Express Company email in April. This was done to enhance ranking in search engines.
This goes in opposition to Google’s “terms of service”. To use such purchased links are not allowed by Google. The Express website received punishment in Google’s toolbar for doing so, and google said its algorithms wouldn’t trust Express Site. This cannot be called punishment. Google could have taken severe action against The Express Site, but it did not.
How Google Dealt With Some Other Businesses?
After some violation of Google standards, Cleroth, a game creator who requested anonymity, was awoken by a notice stating that his google account had been disabled. His initial assumption was that his cellphone had malfunctioned. He could not understand the notification he received.
Chrome was the next thing he opened up on his computer. He had been released. He tried to log into Gmail, his primary email account, which was likewise restricted.
He reported that everything was disconnected.
It was up to Cleroth to decide what he wanted to do next. He chose to attempt to retrieve his Gmail information, which gave him optimism. An appeals process could be followed, so he sent an appeal.
Google delivered an email to his inbox the following day, informing him that Google found he had violated its terms of service but failed to specify how.
Many users have had their accounts suspended recently, including Cleroth. Some of the people who responded to the original tweet about the worry of losing access to their Google account after fifteen years of use discussed the impact of losing access to a firm that provides so many daily services.
For years, I’ve used a Google account for both personal and professional reasons. Data of all kinds were crammed into it. Stephen Roughley, a software developer from Birkenhead, England, explained.
When I tried using it one day, I discovered that I was banned from using it.
An email from Google informed him that his primary email account was suspended for breaking the rules of service.
I don’t need to stress the point that Google has double standards. It does not punish all those who go against its terms of service. It punishes some of them. It leads one to conclude that Google’s standards are different based on the nature of business.