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Google Play Store suspends Mitron app for spam and violating repetitive content policies

The Mitron App has been suspended from the Google Play Store for violating its ‘spam and minimum functionality' policy.

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Google Play Store suspends Mitron app for violating spam and repetitive content policies

From last week, Mitron App an ultimate alternative for the Chinese short-video making platform, TikTok has gained popularity in India as people started boycotting TikTok for various reasons.

The Mitron App has been suspended from the Google Play Store for violating its ‘spam and minimum functionality’ policy.

Google policy states it the app copies content from other apps without adding any original content or value, it falls under violations.

The Google Play policy states: “We don’t allow apps that merely provide the same experience as other apps already on Google Play. Apps should provide value to users through the creation of unique content or services”.

Within a short period, Mitron App grew its user family as it was promised to have an Indian origin and it garnered over 5 million downloads in the country. However, it was discovered that the app was a rebranded version of another app made by a developer from Pakistan.

The Mitron app is a repackaged version of the TicTic app, which is developed by a Pakistani company known as Oboxus. Irfan Sheikh, the founder and CEO of Qboxus told the publication that the developer behind Mitron bought the source code from the company.

“It’s risky to use Mitron app given it doesn’t have any additional firewall or software security on top of the source code. The privacy policy is weak and that can put user data at risk in the long run”, Satyajit Sinha, cybersecurity researcher at Counterpoint said.

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