Facebook has come under fire from some sections of cyberspace for taking down a user’s advertisement seeking friends on Facebook’s newest competitor, Google+.
Web developer Michael Lee Johnson said Facebook suspended all of his advertising campaigns after he posted an ad asking people to follow his Google+ profile.
“LOL: I recently ran a Google+ advertisement on Facebook that got all of my campaigns suspended. – Great,” he wrote on Google+.
“P.S; Facebook – You Suck.”
Chris Matyszczyk at CNet news said “ejecting all of Johnson’s campaigns seems a touch cruel,” while Dan Gillmore of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship posted a tweet calling it “pathetic.”
Comments to TechCrunch condemned Zuckerberg as a “coward” and urged Facebook to “grow up.”
“That’s business. Go hand out flyers for your homemade popcorn at a movie theater and see how they react,” wrote Robbie Burns.
As reported on GlobalPost, Google last week announced record quarterly earnings and excited investors with news that Google+ had attracted more than 10 million users in its first two weeks of public trials.
Facebook claims to have more than 750 million active users.