Close to ten days after its rating fell to 1.2 stars on the Google Play store, TikTok’s short video streaming app rated 4.4. Earlier this month, TikTok has been agitated by social media users about the latest controversies since its ratings have been 1-star on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. This occurred after the platforms became a frontline for popular users with short video clips showing creativity.
According to reports, TikTok’s latest app rating on the Google Play Store and previous ratings show that about 80 lakh ratings have been lowered.
A Google spokesperson said that TikTok has deleted millions of derogatory TikTok reviews shared by users as a corrective measure to discourage spam abuse. Despite this adjustment, the ranking of TikTok was marginally restored to just 1.6 — it is currently 1.4 in Europe.
Google has recently deleted millions of derogatory TikTok reviews posted by users as a disciplinary step to avoid “spamming.”
It’s interesting to notice that the ranking of ByteDance owned by TikTok has dropped drastically in the play store in the middle of a growing clamour to ban the app after the fudge between two YouTube and TikTok content creators have become a major controversy. CarryMinati (the real Ajey Nagar name) a popular YouTube star posted the video named “YouTube vs TikTok: The End” on Google’s video platform and was taken down in an account of harassment and online abuse.
A famous TikTok user named Amir Siddiqui was “roasted” by Nagar in the video. Siddiqui, in his video, accused YouTubers of plagiarizing TikTok content, which was followed by a roast video of Ajey Nagar against him.
In response to the dispute, TikTok noted that it was its priority to safeguard the platform. The TikTok spokesperson mentioned in a statement that “keeping users protected on TikTok is the main priority and is specifically mentioned in our ‘Term of Service and Community Guidelines’ that what’s not appropriate on our platform. We don’t support material that undermines the protection of others, encourages physical damage or glorifies violence against women.”
Meanwhile, Google-owned YouTube had said it has strict policies to prevent harassing because of why CarryMinati’s “roast” video has been removed from the platform. “We have robust policies that ban abuse on YouTube, including the usage of insults on the grounds of inherent characteristics such as sexual orientation. We quickly delete material that contradicts such policies when the flag is used by our users.”
TikTok and its Chinese version earlier this April, as reported in Sensor Tower Intelligence — Douyin, both owned by the parent company ByteDance, obtained over 2 billion global downloads from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. India was the big driver of TikTok installs, according to Sensor Tower.
TikTok has to date generated 611 million downloads over a lifetime in India or 30.3% of the total. Following India, China has become the second country with the most Douyin downloads, the TikTok alternative.