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Why Linda Ikeji Blog Was Shut Down, Google Explains (Read)

  • Popular blog by Linda Ikeji of www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com has been shut down by Googledue to a claim by cybersquatters.

    Over the weekend, Linda Ikeji was accused by a number of people of constantly plagiarizing and lifting articles from websites without giving credit to original sources.

    As a result, the blog was shut down yesterday.

    The action has since sparked lots of controversies as many of her fans took to the various social media pages to lament and blame ‘witches’ and ‘haters’ for the tragedy.

    Clearing the air on the misconception, Google’s Manager for Communications and Public Affairs, Anglo-Phone West Africa, Taiwo Kolade-Ogunlade, in a chat with Punch newspaper, explained why the blog was taken down.

    He said Google takes the issue of copyright seriously, adding that the company belongs to a group of Internet firms that abides by the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable copyright laws...Read more