The petition filed against Google s enforced integration of the Google Plus service with YouTube has now been signed by 176,338 supporters, and is still attracting more supporters. This petition against Google needs to have a total of 2 lakh signatures from those against the real-name policy implemented by Google a few days back. Also Read - Nord 2 5G explosion fiasco: OnePlus releases statement following investigation
Google had announced this new policy under which, all YouTube users were mandated to sign in using their Google Plus accounts to post any comment on the YouTube channel. This however has not gone down well with users and was even condemn by YouTube co-founder, considering that it forced YouTube users to post comments under their real names and thus taking their anonymity away. Users are now opposing Google s decision by filing a petition against this forced real-name policy on YouTube, and are demanding Google to change the YouTube comment section back to its original form.
Google had released this policy saying that this new comment system would actually benefit users in several ways, and help the company in delivering a more personalized experience. However, users unwelcomed it and found it as an unnecessary imposing on YouTube. Some even considered it as yet another move by Google to promote the use of its social network. However, with all the backfiring and criticism, the company it seems, might soon have to pull this policy back.