Google has eliminated thousands and thousands of critiques to convey TikTok’s score again to 4.4 on the Play Store. The firm justifies it is a correction motion to curb spam abuse, as reported by TechCrunch. What precipitated the outrage, you ask?
The YouTube vs TikTok debate noticed followers of a sure well-known YouTuber take intention on the short-video platform. Users additionally found and shared derogatory content material, which noticed creators (resembling Faizal Siddiqui) selling acid assault, home violence, youngster abuse, and extra.
This precipitated an outrage towards TikTok, which is nothing new for netizens in India, and plenty of of them swarmed to the Play Store to present 1-star rankings to the app. Social media platforms like Twitter noticed hashtags like #BlockTikTok and #DeleteTikTok pattern hours on finish.
Several publications have been capable of pull screenshots exhibiting the distinction within the complete variety of critiques. The app had over 28 million critiques with a 1.2 score a couple of days again however now it has 20 million critiques with a 4.4 score. It will probably be fascinating to see if Google retains at it and individually removes spam critiques over the approaching days.
As TechCrunch rightly factors out outrage towards apps on the Play Store is nothing new for Indians. Snapdeal has to really feel the brunt of the netizen’s wrath a couple of years in the past when it was Snapchat that was the offender. CEO Evan Spiegel upset Indians together with his remarks, labeling India as a poor nation.
In mild of latest occasions, a TikTok clone with a reputation well-known to each Indian has been doing fairly effectively on the Play Store. Called Mitron, the app is a TikTok rip-off however has seen widespread adoption, with downloads crossing 5 lakh for one easy – it’s a ‘Made in India’ quick video platform.