Official Google+ Android community overrun by porn and no moderation

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It seems the official Android community has been overrun by porn bots without any form of moderation.

When Google+ was launched back in 2011, Google had hoped to grow a vibrant social media network that would rival Facebook and Twitter. While that level of success has eluded the social media network, it still remains operating with millions of active users on the site daily. One tool Google+ has offered is communities. Communities are a great way to centralize a single topic (cars, books, TV, movies) that users can discuss. One such community is the official Android community owned and operated by Google.

It seems the official Android community has been overrun by porn bots without any form of moderation. Communities can be started by anyone and generally the person who starts them moderates them. In the case of the Android community, it seems the only moderator is Android. Often in large communities, the community owner will assign other moderators to keep unwanted posts and users from damaging the integrity of the community, this doesn’t seem to be the case here. One Google+ user has been reaching out to Google and Google+ for help in the matter but hasn’t seemed to get any sort of response.

Let’s try this again :p This community is apparently an official +Android community, run by Google employees, with no moderation at all. Only +Android the owner is listed. This community is currently being inundated with porn spam, and the total lack of moderation is making it and Google look very bad.

Someone should bring this to the attention of the +Google+ abuse team and either appoint some moderators and implement the Hold for review option to stop the massive outflow of porn or delete the community altogether. I have reported the community for sexually-explicit spam and would recommend others do so as well.
The community owner https://plus.google.com/+android
Community link https://plus.google.com/communities/105484898574579059070 *Explict content in this link, click with caution.

Oddly, the official Google+ help community does have moderators, one replied back to this users post stating that Google was aware of the issue and was working on it. There has been no official reaction or comment from Google or Google+ on the matter but we’re reaching out to them in hopes for some sort of clarification on what actions they are taking. It just seems highly unprofessional to not have moderators in place on an official channel that represents one of your largest brands.

What are your thoughts on this? Should Google and Google+ be addressing this issue immediately? How can they best do that? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

  Source: CharG on Google+
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