26.05 2020 20:14h

Google deletes millions of negative TikTok reviews

The app rating fell from 4.5 to 1.2 stars overnight
Google, Faizal siddiqui, TikTok
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Google worked overtime last night by deleting millions of negative reviews which were aimed at bringing TikTok's app rating down on the various app stores.

In just one night, TikTok's rating fell from 4.5 stars to 1.2 stars.

The video sharing platform was bombarded with negative comments and 1 star reviews after an Indian social media influencer Faizal Siddiqui posted a spoof video of an acid attack against a women on his platform.

TikTok has since removed the content from its platform however the incident has sparked mass outrage in India with some even calling for the app to be blocked.

Despite Google's attempts, TikTok's rating remains below two stars on the official Android marketplace.

Faisal has over 13 million followers on his TikTok platform alone so the national outrage comes as no surprise.

Faizal has since taken to Instagram to issue a public apology where he said,

"My Intention was never to hurt anyone in any capacity. As a social media influencer, I realize my responsibility and apologize to anyone who was offended by the video."

After TikTok became embroiled in the backlash, Google removed more than 5 million of its recent one-star reviews but left many others active.

A spokesman for Google said it had taken "corrective action"

Since the incident, Faizal has remained pretty quiet on social media as fans around the world have insisted that he should face legal action for his video.

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