My Take On Linda Ikeji
Why are we not telling ourselves the truth? Look, I don’t like the fact that some people are happy that her blog was removed, its wrong; very wrong to rejoice at another’s downfall. But did she do something wrong or not? Is plagiarism right or wrong? See, there are some things that are permitted/waived for upcoming bloggers, but when you run an N100 million business and you engage in plagiarism, you deserve whatever comes to you.
Claiming that Google removed her blog because she is rich or just bought a brand new car is just a lame excuse that is below her person. Does Google care if you get 10 brand new cars? Once you are reported to Google that you are engaging in plagiarism, Google has a responsibility to warn you, after that, if you refuse to change, they remove you as a client. It has nothing to do about popularity or riches; Google has clients that make billions and they don’t block or remove them. We have problems with the truth in this country.
If she likes, let her go to any other domain host, if she continues with the plagiarism, if she is reported, she will be removed AGAIN. Almost all domain names have policies against plagiarism, you click “I accept/I agree” when you register with them. If you failed to read through and you are removed later, it’s your problem, not theirs.
Let’s stop all the cheap and lame excuses abeg. Yes, she had a humble beginning and a very inspiring success story. But if for any reason whatsoever, she has gone wrong, let us not excuse that by hiding away from the truth. Nobody is haunting her for her riches or popularity; she is the architect of her own problems.