Google removes viral Indian apps

WION New Delhi Jun 03, 2020, 08.47 PM(IST) Edited By: Palki Sharma

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Google accused Mitron of violating policies, however, with all its offensive content, TikTok has never managed to violate any of Google's policies.

Google recently pulled down a top-trending app because it helped users detect and delete Chinese applications 

It has taken down "remove China apps" from its Play Store. The Indian app has been accused of violating policies. 
According to Reuters, Google says the app misled users into removing third-party apps.

"Remove China app" had become a top trending free app in India. It had over 5 million downloads in two weeks. The app rose amid calls for boycotting Chinese apps in India.

China was not happy and Google did everything in its capacity to improve the Dragon's mood. Will Google go after every app that takes on China? 

Another app was removed from the play store. Mitron was an alternative to TikTok. The app had over 5 million downloads.

Google accused Mitron of violating policies, however, with all its offensive content, TikTok has never managed to violate any of Google's policies. The Chinese app is sitting comfortably on the Play Store and it enjoys 4.4 stars.

Last week it had 1.2 stars, so how did it jump? Google removed millions of 1 star ratings for TikTok as the company said it was protecting TikTok from a so-called "mass attack".

Almost all of Google's services are blocked in mainland China but it's a huge market Google wants to capture.

Dancing along with Google is Apple with pretty much the same moves. In October 2019, Apple removed HKmap live. The app was used by organisers of Hong Kong protests and again, the app was accused of violating app store policies.

Apple said the app also violated local laws, only to add that the decision to remove HKmap live was solely Apple's choice.