Google porn-bans Reddit Android app for linking to… Reddit

Tagged: Android, App, google, Reddit, Technology
Source: ZDNet - Read the full article
Posted: 2 years 4 weeks ago

"Google Play Market bans popular Reddit Android app over spurious adult content violations.

Within the past 24 hours Google Play removed and banned indie developer Andrew Shu’s Reddit Is Fun app from its market.

Google Play’s brief email told Shu the app - a fan-created link client - is a “Violation of the sexually explicit material provision of the Content Policy.”

The much-loved Reddit Is Fun client had nearly 10,000 positive reviews on its Market page.

The app links users to the Reddit front page and to subreddits of the user’s choosing.

After my communication with Shu about what little information Google Play gave him, it’s apparent that the app has been dumped because it links to what Google Play has deemed are pornographic or obscene links...."

 

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