Google Removes Bad Reviews of Tracker Exposing Uyghur Forced Labor

**Google Removes Bad Reviews of Tracker Exposing Uyghur Forced Labor**.


Google has come under fire for removing negative reviews of a fitness tracker that highlighted the use of Uyghur forced labor in its production. The tracker, made by Huami, a Chinese company, was found to be collecting and sharing sensitive user data with the Chinese government. This revelation has sparked outrage among privacy advocates and human rights groups, who have accused Google of prioritizing profits over ethical concerns..


In March 2023, The New York Times published an exposé revealing that Huami’s fitness trackers were being used to collect and share sensitive user data, including location, health, and sleep patterns, with the Chinese government. The report also found that Huami had been complicit in the Chinese government’s surveillance and repression of the Uyghur population in Xinjiang province..

**Google’s Response:**.

Google responded to the report by removing negative reviews of Huami’s fitness trackers from the Google Play Store. The company claimed that the negative reviews violated its policies against .

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