This time, Google says it will not intervene.
Once again, the now infamous stock trading app Robinhood finds itself with a completely disgusting rating on the Google Play Store.
And this time, Google will not save it, a company spokesman said The Verge. Robinhood has become very unpopular too late, especially after it restricted users from buying shares in companies like GameStop and AMC in response to Wall Street Bet’s failure. Now negative reviews are pouring in for all sorts of problems, and the app̵
At press time, an almost comical majority of reviews on Google’s Play Store Robinhood rate it one out of five stars, bringing it to an average rating of just 1.1 / 5.
This happened already last week in the wake of Robinhood’s restrictions on Wall Street Bets. At the time, Google went in and removed 100,000 negative reviews, considering them to be a coordinated effort to lower the app’s ranking and thus against the company’s policy.
This time, however, Google stays out of it.
“Google Play’s app notification systems are designed to provide a true and reliable overview of an app’s user experience, and we take action against any unauthentic or coordinated activity aimed at artificially increasing or lowering the app’s overall score,” said a Google spokesman. The Verge. “To be clear, this is not done to protect an app from negative reviews, but to protect app developers from things like coordinated crawl bombing and to ensure that our systems are not artificially manipulated.”
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