Google recently removed a mobile game about the Hong Kong protests from its Google Play app store.
The Wall Street Journal reports the company removed the app after Hong Kong police asked that it be pulled.
Google denies this and says the game’s developers were trying to capitalize on the Hong Kong protest conflict, which violates its policies. The company told Business Insider the game wasn’t pulled because of a takedown request from the Chinese government or the Hong Kong police.
Google’s move is one in a string of controversial moves surrounding the Hong Kong protests by US companies, including Apple and US game developer Activision Blizzard.
US companies are being accused of censoring or removing content to appease the Chinese government, which controls access to the China’s massive and lucrative market.
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Google recently removed a mobile game from its app store that allowed players to simulate the experience of being a protester in Hong Kong. According to The Wall Street Journal’s Tripp Mickle, Jeff Horwitz, and Yoko Kubota — who say they’ve seen documents related to the app’s removal — the company pulled the app after Hong Kong police asked.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Technology