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An errant middle finger on Google+ provokes a spirited debate about censorship among journalists and pundits.

This article titled “Myspace Tom to Google+: don’t become a cesspool like my site” was written by Adam Gabbatt, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 30th December 2011 16.26 UTC

Concerns have been raised that Google+ could become “a cesspool that no one wants to visit … sorta like Myspace” – by none other than the founder of Myspace.

Tom Anderson, who co-founded Myspace in 2003, issued the warning during a wide-ranging debate about censorship on Google’s various platforms, a debate started after TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler had his profile picture removed by Google.

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