Play Store is undermined by false positive reviews and Google does nothing

Fake reviews are not new on the Play Store, away from there. But their proliferation, and especially their complexity, is starting to raise questions. According to Android Authority, we’ve seen an increase in the number of false positive comments in reviews of various apps like WhatsApp for some time now. The accounts then smelt of spoofing: empty usernames, phone comments…

But that kind of view has also evolved in other apps on the Play Store, reports the site, quoting Chrome, Gmail or Facebook Messenger. Most likely, these fake reviews have become part of a strategy to build app credibility by misleading the user. Frankly, it’s been pretty easy to clean up these fake reviews until now.

Play Store is full of fake positive reviews that are getting harder and harder to spot

Especially reading the comments sometimes blankly. But according to TheNextWeb, there is now another problem: more restrained and harder to clean up, but positive reviews generated by bots. What was so common in the Play Store would almost disappear from the Apple App Store due to its extensive monitoring apps.

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Well, we can ask ourselves, what is Google doing? So far, the company has not found a solution to this scourge. Despite the fact that the Play Store has more than one billion active users…

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