TikTok has managed to get back its rating from 1.2 stars to 4.4 as Google deleted about 8 million negative review about the app which has helped TikTok to get back to its regular rating.
The rating of TikTok fell because there was a dispute going on between TikTok and YouTube influencers and thus due to its impact the fans reacted in such a way and wrote negative review about the app.
According to a report from TechCrunch, the situation started after the service faced a massive backlash in India. As part of the move, Google also issued a statement to clarify its move to delete the negative ratings.
Keywords demanding a ban, block, or deletion of TikTok have been trending on Twitter India for the last three weeks.
Some reports outlined that a part of these calls was in response to disturbing videos on the platform. As per the report, some videos “appeared to promote domestic violence, racism, animal cruelty, objectification of women, and more. Google refers to the deletion of the negative reviews as “a corrective action” to fight “spam abuse”.
It is worth noting that such outrage against apps is not new in India. Looking back, Snapchat was at the receiving end of the outrage back in 2017. As a result, many users left poor ratings for Snapdeal, an e-commerce platform in India.