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Facebook Bans Google+ Advertisement

Google+ is quickly gaining popularity and though Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has joined the site (and was recently quoted as saying Google+ 'proves Facebook is right about social's future'), it seems Facebook doesn't want its users seeing Google+ advertisements.

CNet reports that app developer Michael Lee Johnson recently had all of his Facebook ad campaigns suspended because he ran an advertisement featuring his Google+ profile. The ad in question read:

Add Michael Lee Johnson on Google+:

If you're lucky enough to have a Google+ account, add Michael Lee Johnson, Internet Geek, App Developer, Technological Virtuoso.

Alongside the text there was a picture of Johnson's G+ profile picture.

CNet points out that Facebook's Terms of Service does warn against promoting competing products. Perhaps Johnson should have heeded that warning. The message he received from Facebook informed him that all of his ads have been suspended (remember, he's an app developer, so he probably had ads for those, too) and will not be run again 'under any circumstances'.

Your account has been disabled. All of your adverts have been stopped and should not be run again on the site under any circumstances. Generally, we disable an account if too many of its adverts violate our Terms of Use or Advertising guidelines. Unfortunately we cannot provide you with the specific violations that have been deemed abusive. Please review our Terms of Use and Advertising guidelines if you have any further questions."

If you still want to add Michael lee Johnson on Google+, you can find him here. We imagine he'll be avoiding Facebook for a while.