Google Removes 5 Million Reviews From Play Store To Improve Tiktok Ratings


The last few weeks have been a little harsh on TikTok, the Chinese the video-making app because of the number of controversies it has landed itself in.

TikTok’s Play Store ranking fell too, from over 4 stars to 2 stars and then it further fell to 1.2 stars. TikTok rankings were at an all-time low until they recently started reviving bit by bit.

According to a tweet, Google is deleting the negative reviews TikTok has been receiving from the Indian community. Currently, over a million ratings on the Play Store for TikTok have been deleted. The number of reviews has come down from 27 million to 22 million.

Nobert Elekes, a verified Twitter user and a data storyteller as he claims himself to be recently noted in a tweet “Apparently, Google deleted over a million TikTok reviews overnight, that’s why the rating increased from 1.2 to 1.6 stars.”

As of today, Playstore shows 22 million reviews for TikTok and it has 1.5 stars. This means that from last week, Google has removed around five million user reviews.

Google has, however, not stated the reason for the removal of these reviews but it has surely improved the ranking of the app, even if it is to some extent.

What Led To The Negative TikTok Reviews

Amir Siddiqui, a famous Indian TikToker, released an IGTV video criticizing India’s YouTube community, angering a lot of users. In the video, Amir alleges that YouTubers are making money out of TikTok content. He states that the YouTubers are stealing and copying content from TikTok.

As a response CarryMinati, A YouTuber known for his roast videos, released a video roasting Amir. The video garnered over 70 million views within a week, making it his most famous video. However, here’s where things veered off course. 

Amir started a campaign against cyberbullying and as a result, the video is no longer on YouTube. Reports claim that it is ‘violating the Terms of Service’. After this, many of Carry’s followers went over to TikTok on the PlayStore to post negative reviews.

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