Google has taken a firm stance on the naming policy in its Google+ social network. From now on, all pseudonyms and fake names will be banned from the service. The search giant is hoping that this change will make "connecting with people on the web more like connecting with people in the real world”. This go-around, however, Google will users a warning before suspending or deleting their accounts.
In late July Google began deleting a number of Google+ accounts that were in disagreement with Section 13 of the social network's User Content and Conduct Policy which asked for users to employ their common names—either real names, or names that your friends and associates know you by. The "common name" rule was put in place to avoid the creation of fake profiles.