Google seemed to eliminate almost 100,000 negative surveys for the Robinhood application after offended financial specialists barraged the stock-exchanging startup with objections.
Amateur traders encouraged each other online to leave negative surveys for the application in the Google Play Store after Robinhood froze exchanging on portions of GameStop and different stocks whose costs have detonated for the current week.
The mission seemed to work — Robinhood’s Android application had a one-star rating dependent on almost 275,000 surveys on Thursday, as per a screen capture caught by 9to5Google.
In any case, that number had tumbled to a little more than 176,000 by noontime Friday as Google obviously cleansed the terrible surveys, bringing Robinhood’s appraising back up to about four stars.
Google said it eliminates audits under arrangements that preclude clients from controlling an application’s normal star rating. The tech titan says it has longstanding frameworks set up to identify maltreatment of the survey framework, including audits that are coordinated or inorganic, paying little heed to their substance.
The company affirmed to The Verge and Gizmodo that it brought down some Robinhood audits, however a Google representative’s reaction to a request from media didn’t make reference to the application explicitly.
Google said designers can’t eliminate audits of their applications themselves and are illegal by the Play Store’s arrangements from attempting to impact their applications’ appraisals.
In any case, none of that prevented irate Robinhood clients from dropping one-star audits for the application on Friday, even after the company facilitated its limitations on GameStop and different stocks. Some got down on the way that Google was policing the negative remarks.
“Would give zero stars aside from clearly google has been eliminating huge loads of the 1 star audit,” one individual composed, giving Robinhood a two-star rating. “I’ve deactivated my record and I’ll never be utilizing them again.”