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Google removes millions of negative TikTok reviews from the Play Store

by Val Lukhanyu
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Google has removed millions of negative reviews oN TikTok made by disgruntled fans. The removal comes after  TikTok has received criticism in India after disturbing videos were found on the app. Millions of Indian fans with millions of Indians leaving negative reviews under the #Hashtags BanTikTok, DeleteTikTok, and BlockTikTok.

The videos according to notable sources, they condone domestic violence, animal cruelty, racism, child abuse, and the objectification of women.

The disgruntled fans left one-star ratings on Google play which is ordinarily the most average score. which  Google has now stepped in to remove all of the negative spam reviews.

According to TechCrunch, Google may have removed in excess of 8 million reviews from the original TikTok listing on the Play Store. That is an astronomical figure but given TikTok has been downloaded over 1 billion times, it’s still only a minor portion of the potential userbase.  TikTok review score rally slightly. It is now sat at 1.6 stars.

“Keeping people on TikTok safe is a top priority and we make it clear in our Term of Service and Community Guidelines that clearly outlines what is not acceptable on our platform. As per the policy, we do not allow content that risks the safety of others, promotes physical harm, or glorifies violence against women. The behaviour in question violates our guidelines and we have taken down content, suspended the account, and are working with law enforcement agencies as appropriate.” Said, a TikTok spokesperson.

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