By Christina Maas Google has…

By Christina Maas

Google has announced new notifications in Google Drive that show that the platform has restricted the sharing and access of files that violate its policies. In a blog post, the tech giant said that it will restrict the sharing of files that violate its Terms of Service and abuse program policies.

If a file is flagged for violating policies, the owner will still have full access but sharing will not be possible and those who already had a link will no longer have access.

The owner of the file will receive an email informing them their files have been restricted. They will be able to appeal the decision by requesting a review of their own document.

“When a Google Drive file is identified as violating Google’s Terms of Service or program policies, it may be restricted. When it’s restricted, you may see a flag next to the filename, you won’t be able to share it, and your file will no longer be publicly accessible, even to people who have the link,” the post states.

Google said it could review the content that violated its policies and take further action, such as “restricting access to the content, removing the content, and limiting or terminating a user’s access to Google products.”

The abuse policy program policies list several topics nit allowed by Google, such as, “hate speech,” sexually explicit material, dangerous and illegal activities, malware, and “misleading” content.

Google justified the move as a measure to prevent the abuse of Google Drive services. It added that “exceptions based on artistic, educational, documentary or scientific considerations.”

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Source: Reclaim the Net

Christina is a Reclaim contributor who’s interested in platforms, their policies, and their ability to push social and cultural conditions. [email protected]

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