Google Docs Locking Users out of Files
A number of Google Docs users are getting an extra scare this Halloween. Reports have flooded in on social media with users complaining they are wrongfully locked out of their Google Docs files due to a violation of the Google Terms of Services. An error message pops up saying “this item has been flagged as inappropriate and can no longer be shared,” providing an option to request a review from Google or dismiss the error.
However, it appears to be a bug instead of an actual violation. According to the Google Docs Twitter account, they are aware of the issue and currently looking into the situation. A Google spokesman said they will provide more information when appropriate.
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