Scotty may have to beam Captain Kirk a new Google+ account.
Actor William Shatner's foray into Google's new social media venture was prematurely interrupted when the Star Trek legend's account was suspended for violating the company's terms of service.
“My Google+ account was flagged for violating standards," he tweeted Monday morning. "Saying hello to everyone apparently is against the rules maybe I should say goodbye?"
The account was back up hours later and Shatner appears to have made the decision to stay on the network for now -- albeit cautiously.
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It is not clear why Shatner's account was shut down. Some media speculation centered around a report that Google has had a difficult time verifying celebrity accounts.
The Mountain View-based tech giant has reportedly been shutting down accounts it deems to be fake.