On January 27, GameStop stock rose 400% mainly due to investor under-credit. Such has been the depth of the problem, that platforms such as Degiro, Interactive Brokers or Robinhood temporarily banned from trading in GameStop, AMC and other companies.
After this decision, users turned to the Robinhood app, change the 4.7 stars to one, after thousands and thousands of negative reviews. Google has removed these user reviews, which causes Robinhood to have a score above four stars again.
Google may remove ratings if it considers that “an attempt is being made to manipulate an app’s score”
As we read on Magnet, short investors lost around $ 14 billion after the outcry over the r / WallStreetBets sub-credit. The stock rose from $ 19 to over $ 500, prompting investors like Melvin Capital, the main short investor, to close positions. In case of a short, if the stocks go up, not only is the initial investment lost, but the difference must be recovered after the rise., in this case, millionaire numbers.
After temporarily blocking users from functioning, they responded on the Play Store with a barrage of negative reviews
After this situation, platforms such as Robinhood, Degiro or Interactive Brokers temporarily restricted trading with GameStop shares, which provoked reactions against it. Robin Hood has been bombarded with reviews on the Play Store, seeing its score drop from nearly five stars to a, the minimum from the Google App Store.
As 9to5Google reports about 100,000 were negative ratings experienced by Robinhood, something that caused his score to drop so immediately. A few hours later, the app came back to have more than four stars, since Google eliminated those scores.
Why can Google delete reviews at will
In the Play Store Reviews Policy, there is a section that specifies that Notes are not allowed to manipulate app classification. In this case, there is a fine line that separates the actual dissatisfaction of the app after blocking operations from the intention of its users to lower the valuation to a minimum for revenge.
Either way, if Google feels that there has been a massive vote to reduce the score, it can remove the ratings to restore the app’s original scores. Robinhood cannot be downloaded in Europe, but we can access your file. We see there that there are still users who vote negatively, although the app’s score has risen to over four stars.
Via | [9to5Google](9to5Google