Is there something fishy going on with Tumblr App Store reviews?

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So Tumblr’s adult content ban came into force yesterday (December 17). The company came up with a new blog post announcing this, while emphasizing on aspects like flagged items won’t be deleted, the platform fully recognizes its special obligation to minority communities, and some visuals of what all content is still permitted.

December 17 also saw a ‘log off’ protest from a section of Tumblr users. We covered the protest in detail here. There’s currently no information on how big the protest was, and more importantly, how successful it was (the aim was to put a dent in Tumblr’s earnings).

Logging off from Tumblr for 24 hours, however, wasn’t the only way users were protesting. Turns out a lot of them were also leaving negative reviews for the Tumblr app, especially on the Apple App Store.

https://twitter.com/commanderbalok/status/1074744347596181504

https://twitter.com/BrewickLive/status/1074586652188790784

But curiously, many users have shared anomalies they observed with the Tumblr app reviews on the App Store. Take a look at these reports:

https://twitter.com/toebeanss1/status/1074709556142530561

https://twitter.com/Acclivius/status/1074833375624609792

Investigations are on, as our team is looking into the matter. As an when we find something worth sharing on the matter, we’ll update the story.

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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.