In the past week on the Google App Store, the short video platform TikTok saw its rating drop to two stars of 4.6 stars, following a war between the Youtube and the Indian creators of TikTok in Internet.
It started with a video on Instagram calling out YouTubers from TikTok creator Amir Siddiqui. Amir Siddiqui in his video accused YouTubers of plagiarizing the material of TikTok and losing its brand value. Popular roaster Ajey Nagar, known as CarryMinati, hit the Youtube video of Amir Siddiqui which was subsequently taken down for breaching the service terms and conditions of the platform. This video was explosively charged with millions of views.
The clip was extensively shared by the media with a huge number of people shouting out Carryminati’s mysoginistic remarks. On 14 May, YouTube took the video as it contradicted its policy of harassment and bullying, resulting in requests for action from the followers of the influencing party.
Later his fans launched a # RoastNahiFryKarunga and # BanTikTok phenomenon on Twitter after his video was removed on YouTube. The patterns in the microblogging site were also # BanTikTokIndia, # TikTokdown, and # TikTokexposed.
Twitter saw TikTok and Amir Siddique explosive memories, urging them to downgrade the application. Many anti-Chinese activists and TikTok blamed the movement for a ban on the Chinese website, accusing its developers for spreading abuse, hate and acid attacks. Amidst this cold war between the two video websites, TikTok flew back to an inappropriate google rating of 1.2
Earlier this week, the app rating fell from 4.9 to 1.2 and only increased after Google’s speech.
Users in India give the app a 1-star rating based on the # bantiktok trend on Twitter. It still has a 4.8 classification in the Apple App Store at this time.
Google deleted over one million reviews from the TikTok app list, which led to the jump from 1.2-1.6 according to a Twitter tweet of user Norbert Elekes. When the ranking was 1,2 to 27 million, the amount of tests dropped from 28 million to 1.6 million.
Google has been reported to be removing more than one million reviews from TikTok’s app list, leading to a 1.3 to 1.6 jump. According to a Twitter tweet by Norbert Elekes, when the rate was 1.2 to 27 million the number of reviews went down from 28 million to 1.6 million.
The quality of content that users can upload has already been clarified by TikTok. Keeping TikTok secure is a key priority, and in our Terms and Conditions, we make it plain that what is unfair on our Site is specifically defined. In compliance with the regulation, material that undermines protection, encourages bodily damage or glorifies abuse against women is not tolerated.
However, TikTok is not going through its best possible days over the past few weeks. The Google Play Store app has seen a lot of reverse impact since last week, because of the CarryMinati YouTube versus TikTok battle and because of the content quality it shows to millions of users. As such, a 1-star rating was given by several thousand users, which reduced the app’s overall rating from 4.7 to 1.3. However, it improved within a day and reached a total rate of 1.6.