“When we find apps that violate Play policy by distributing misleading or harmful information, we remove them from the store.”
and Q Alerts LITE — were taken down for violating Google’s policies against “harmful information,” the company said.
Google said on Thursday it had removed three apps related to the QAnon conspiracy theory from its Play Store digital marketplace.
A Google representative pointed to the company’s Deceptive Behavior Policy, which doesn’t allow apps that alter a user’s device settings or features outside of the app without their knowledge and consent.
Google didn’t answer questions about how many times the apps had been downloaded.