However, this is not the only reason for the decreasing popularity of TikTok. In fact, fans of famous YouTuber CarryMinati have also been opening a front against this app for some time, who are constantly demanding to ban this app through Twitter and other social media platforms. Not only this, in some reviews against the app on Google Play Store, Tiktok has been described as a Chinese app and people are also being urged not to use it.
In this way, the direct result of public outrage is being seen on Google Play Store, where within 1 week the rating of Tiktok has come down from 4.5 rating to 1.2. On the other hand, the rating of the Apple App Store is also average, which has come down from 4.5 to 3.5. However, there has been an improvement in the rating of Tiktok on the Google Play Store. Actually, Google has erased some negative reviews received against the app, which were against the policy of Google Play Store.
At the time of writing the news, TikTok’s rating had increased from 1.2 to 1.4 on the Google Play Store.
Did Google Play remove TikTok’s 1 star rating?
Google is removing negative reviews and ratings that people have been giving to the TikTok app for some time now. However, this does not mean that Google is supporting Tiktok in this controversy or is trying to save it. Actually, this review is from the App Store. policy are against. It is against Google’s rules to post the same review multiple times or to post it from different accounts. It is clearly intended to tarnish the app’s rating. Apart from this, Google has also said that people should not make political or social comments in the review. However, this is what people are doing in the case of Tiktok. So because of this Google Play Store has decided to remove the negative review, which is not surprising.
Why are users giving poor ratings to the TikTok app?
There are a few reasons behind why people are dropping the rating of the TikTok app on Google Play and Apple App Store. The first reason is the anti-China sentiment, which has increased since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, after the video of Faizal Siddiqui, the spark against Tiktok took the form of fire. Faizal Siddiqui made a TikTok video, in which he was seen throwing water at a girl, in the video, the girl is seen in a different make-up as soon as she throws water, which is indicating marks since the acid attack. Only after that people made it viral on social media and started demanding ban of Tiktok app for promoting serious crime like acid attack. The third reason is CarryMinati’s video “YouTube vs TikTok – The End”, in which he especially roasted Aamir Siddiqui and other TikTokers fiercely. CarryMinati’s followers started giving 1-star rating to the Tiktok app since then.
Is the ban of Amir Saddiqui’s Tiktok account related to the current controversy?
The latest update on this matter is that the Tiktok account of Aamir Siddiqui has also been suspended. CarryMinati’s fans are calling it a victory for Carrie, they feel that Aamir has been suspended from Tiktok after Carrie’s video. But in reality, the reason for the suspension of Aamir Siddiqui is not related to this controversy. Actually Aamir Siddiqui’s account has been suspended for violating the guidelines of Tiktok.
YouTube vs TikTok battle
However, there is another reason other than this, due to which Tik-Tok has been under criticism for some time, that is the YouTube vs TikTok issue. Actually, Aamir Siddiqui had said in the Tiktok video that the content of Tiktok is better and more entertaining than YouTube videos. Since then, he has been criticized from all sides by YouTubers. But the issue gained momentum when the famous YouTuber CarryMinati along with Aamir Siddiqui in his roast video took a jibe at all the TikTokers and roasted them fiercely. Since then TikTokers are being trolled by YouTubers.
Why are people calling TikTok a Chinese app?
A large number of people who gave 1 star rating to Tiktok are standing against this app because they are connecting it to China. Actually, Tiktok is owned by the company ByteDance, whose headquarter is located in Beijing. But outside Beijing also, this company has offices in many countries. Tiktok is the company’s global product. The About page of the TikTok site states that TikTok has several global offices, including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo, etc. But looking at the current environment, everyone is blaming China for the Kovid-19 virus, due to which people are opposing China in their own way. Some Indian users are strongly opposing Tiktok for this reason.