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(Android Central)


22 january 2021 16:55:54

Google is being sued by a games developer over COVID-19 rules
(Android Central)

These rules came into play to smother the spread of misinformation. What you need to know Google has just been sued in the EU over its Play Store policies concerning COVID-19 references in apps and games. An app developer says these rules are too broad to be justifiable. Google currently bans any app from mentioning COVID-19 or the coronavirus in its title unless it is an official government service. An indie developer and FOSS advocate, Florian Mueller, has just filed a complaint with the European Commission over Apple and Google`s COVID-19 rules. With policies that came into force in March last year, the company restricted developers from referencing COVID-19 or the coronavirus in either title or description unless they were related to government agencies or recognized health authorities. Mueller says that this `stated goal of `ensuring the credibility of health and safety information` does not justify blanket rules based on authorship or merely the combination of a broad cat...

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