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Is Mark Zuckerberg On Google Plus ?

Barely has Google+ —the search giant’s answer to Facebook— gotten off the ground, that it received a most unexpected ‘visit’ from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

CNET reported that at least three profiles bearing Zuckerberg’s name had appeared on Google+, one labeled as “Fake Zuckerberg,” and two as “Mark Zuckerberg.”

As of Friday, it was said that the “fake” Zuckerberg and one of the two “Mark Zuckerberg” profiles appeared to have been short-lived.

However, the “remaining” Zuckerberg profile appeared to be still up, with no posts.

The second Mark Zuckerberg profile, put up shortly after the first was taken down, is harder to dismiss. The non-smiling profile picture–an apparent cell phone or a Webcam shot–is not easily found elsewhere. A TinEye search turned up only the Zuckerberg Google+ profile image.

It also quoted a Google spokesperson as saying that Google does not authenticate users at this time.

“As with many of our products, we rely on our users and the community to report any impersonations. We then review these reports and act accordingly. You can try to determine if someone is who they claim to be by viewing their profile, posts, etc. Or if you know them, you can contact them directly,” the spokesperson said.

Facebook has not responded to the requests to verify the second Zuckerberg Google+ profile.

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