Google removes 600 ‘disruptive’ apps from Play Store

Google has removed nearly 600 “disruptive” Android apps from its Play Store, along with banning their developers who tricked users to click on ads.

According to the company, one area of focus for the Ads team is developing new ways to detect disruptive ads shown outside of the app – for example, out-of-context ads from an app not currently in use.

“This behavior violates Google policies, so Google removes these apps from both AdMob and Play Store,” the company said in a statement late Thursday.

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