Google has deleted millions of negative TikTok reviews from the play store.
The video-sharing platform was saturated with one-star reviews after an Indian creator broadcasted a spoof the clip of an acid attack.
Faizal Siddiqui has apologized, and TikTok has withdrawn copies of his clip. But Google interfered after it determined that detractors had set up fake accounts to overstate their objections.
Even so, the action has had a limited consequence, and TikTok’s rating remains below two stars on the official Android marketplace.
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The video in issue had appeared to show Mr. Siddiqui endangering a woman who had supposed to leave him.
In the video, he thrashed liquid at the girl’s face. It was water, but the second scene exhibited the girl’s face wrapped in make-up that resembled to the scars and bruising that acid might induce.
“As per the system, we do not allow subject that risks the security of others, promotes biological harm, or glorifies violence against women,” a spokesman for TikTok said.
In result, Tik Tok suspended the account, and are functioning with law enforcement agents as appropriate
later apologizes and said: “As a social media influencer, I realize my responsibility”
After TikTok became mired in the backlash, Google eliminated more than 5 million of its recent one-star reviews but left many others effective.
A spokesman for Google said it had made “remedial action”.
The circumstance happened simultaneously with TikTok’s monthly income from in-app tolls outperforming those of any other non-gaming app in April, encompassing YouTube and Netflix, according to the analytics corporation Sensor Tower.
The picture comprises sales via the Chinese edition of the commodity, known as Douyin, Bloomberg reported.
Users can acquire real currency to expend on funding their favorite makers on the app.
TikTok’s month-on-month in-app assets earnings boosted tenfold to $78m (£63.8m), with 86.6% arriving from China, obeyed by 8.2% in the US.