Google+ Battles Spam, Trolling

By: Chris Gabbard - March 1, 2012

Google+ is taking new measures to fight spam on its conversations stream. New updates will make spam comments even less visible to users.

Google came out with its new comment spam moderation system in December last year. Google+ will immediately identify possible spam and mark it for review. Other viewers won’t see the comment; you’ll see it grayed out with the option to remove, and the commenter(spammer) won’t know the difference. Unless, of course, you decide to remove it. Every time you remove or restore a grayed out comment, it helps train their systems in identifying spam.

The recent changes hide comments marked as spam in a small indicator just beneath the comment count. Check it out:

So, now, the spam comments are hidden to you unless you decide to read them, or mark their appropriateness.

Making Spam Even Less Visible #googleplusupdate Googler Nandini Kappiah has some good news on the battle against… https://t.co/R9IGNilt 14 hours ago via ManageFlitter ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@louisgray: Making Spam Even Less Visible #googleplusupdate http://t.co/HIptIJzx <– don’t spammers go after sites with users? 14 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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  • http://twitter.com/#!/trivedirahul rahul

    This update will become easy for us to avoid spammers…thanx to google