Google Removes Do Global Games From Play Store Over Fake Ad Clicks

Posted by at 7:26 am on April 29, 2019

DO Global has just had 46 of their apps taken off the Google Play Store, after it was found that they used code which triggered fake clicks on advertisements.

In response, DO Global has published a statement apologizing for their tactics:

In the past week, we have noticed a series of reports about our apps by the media. We fully understand the seriousness of the allegations. As such, we immediately conducted an internal investigation on this matter. We regret to find irregularities in some of our products’ use of AdMob advertisements. Given this, we fully understand and accept Google’s decision. Moreover, we have actively cooperated with them by doing a thorough examination of every app involved.

We would like to thank the media, our partners, and the public for their support. Moving forward, we will strictly follow relevant regulations and continue conducting a comprehensive review of our products. Lastly, during this process, we have caused misunderstandings and great concern due to our being unable to communicate in a timely manner and provide complete information. We offer our sincere apologies.

Do Global’s removal would mark one of the largest bans of a developer on the store, as the company previously had around 100 apps on the store at over half a billion installs, including several games under the name Do Global Games.

DO Global is party owned by Baidu.

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