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Google Removes Hong Kong Protest Game From Play Store

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According to a report from The Wall Street Journal Google has removed a pro-Hong Kong protestor game, The Revolution of Our Times, from the Play Store.

However, keep in mind that a cached version of the Play Store page still can be found on Google search.

The game was free but, but offered in-app purchases and consisted of the story of a protestant and had been downloaded over 1,000 times, according to Google’s Play Store.

According to Wall Street Journal, a Google spokesman confirmed that the app was deleted from the Play Store because the company’s policy it’s against “capitalizing on sensitive events such as attempting to make money from serious ongoing conflicts or tragedies through a game.” 

As we recently told you, Apple also withdrew a map app used by Hong Kong protesters from the App Store, telling its developers that “your app has been used in ways that endanger law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong”.

Because the protests in Hong Kong are ongoing, we can expect even more controversial reactions from tech companies regarding this situation.

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