Rather than specifying the case for TikTok, a Google spokesperson said that the company takes steps to remove inappropriate ratings and comments regarding spam abuse. The spokesperson said in a statement to Gadgets 360 that Play Store ratings help provide users with feedback and experiences about apps and content. So that other users can make their decisions on that basis.
If we take the current rating of Tiktok app and 7 days ago Rating If you see, then a difference of about 80 lakh ratings can be seen in this. If you also look at the web version graph of Google Play, it will be known that a week ago there was a tremendous jump in the 1 star rating. But now most of those ratings have been removed.
google play comment posting policy As per the guidelines, users are not allowed to modify the rating of an app. This is the reason why Google removed such negative review rating in favor of Tiktok.
However, on the other hand, there was not much change in the rating of Tiktok on the Apple App Store for iOS in these 7 days. Last week, the App Store rating of this app was an average of 3.5 stars, which has come down to just 3.4 stars. Apple did not remove any rating of Tiktok from the App Store, as it has gone from 11 lakh to 12 lakh since last week. From this it appears that iPhone users are not a part of this war against Tiktok.
There are many reasons for this war against TikTok-
The first reason is the anti-China sentiment, which has increased since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, after the video of Faizal Siddiqui, the spark against Tiktok took the form of fire. Faizal Siddiqui made a TikTok video, in which he was seen throwing water at a girl, in the video, the girl is seen in a different make-up as soon as she throws water, indicating marks since the acid attack. Only after that people made it viral on social media and started demanding ban of Tiktok app for promoting serious crime like acid attack. The third reason is CarryMinati’s video “YouTube vs TikTok – The End”, in which he especially roasted Aamir Siddiqui and other TikTokers fiercely. CarryMinati’s followers started giving 1-star rating to the Tiktok app since then.