Google removes nearly 100,000 negative ratings from Robinhood after GameStop case

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On January 27, GameStop shares rose 400% mainly due to a sub-credit from investors. Such has been the depth of the matter, that platforms such as Degiro, Interactive Brokers or Robinhood have temporarily banned trading shares of GameStop, AMC and other companies.

After this decision, users turned to the Robinhood app, making it go down from 4.7 stars to just one, after thousands and thousands of negative evaluations. Google has removed these user reviews, causing Robinhood to once again have a score above four stars.

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Google can remove ratings if it considers that “an attempt is made to manipulate an app’s score”

Tg Image 3355590022 At the time we publish this piece, yesterday’s valuation, which dropped to one star, is still indexed in Google.

As we read in Magnet, short investors have lost nearly $ 14 billion after the subrredit stir r / WallStreetBets. The stock went from $ 19 to more than $ 500, causing investors such as Melvin Capital, the leading short investor, I had to close positions. When going short, if the shares rise, not only the initial investment is lost, but the difference must be recovered after the rise, in this case, millionaire figures.

After temporarily preventing users from operating, 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 was bombarded with reviews on the Play Store, seeing its score drop from nearly five stars to one, the minimum of the Google app store.

Image 2021 01 29 08 55 47 Currently, it has gone back up to more than four stars.

As reported 9to5Google There were nearly 100,000 negative evaluations suffered by Robinhood, something that caused his score to drop so immediately. Hours later, the application has returned to have more than four stars, since Google has eliminated these scores.

Why can Google delete reviews at will

Inside of Play Store review posting policy, there is a section that specifies that Ratings are not allowed to manipulate the app rating. In this case there is a fine line that separates the real discontent of the application after the blocking of operations from the intention of its users to lower the valuation to the minimum as revenge.

Be that as it may, if Google estimates that there has been a massive vote to lower the score, it can remove the ratings to restore the initial scores of the app. Robinhood cannot be downloaded in Spain, but we can access your file. In it we see that there are still users voting negatively, although the app’s score has risen to more than four stars.

Via | [9to5Google](9to5Google


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