Reddit Android App Pulled Off Over Porn Complaints

By Gary Cutlack on at

The third-party Reddit app Reddit is Fun has been rudely tugged off the Google Play Store, with Google removing both paid and free versions from its app listings due to it violating policies.

The app's maker, Andrew Shu, said he received a notification from Google claiming his Reddit app allowed users to access "sexually explicit material" on their phones and tablets, and for that reason it had to go.

The move seems very odd. The app was only really streaming in content from Reddit's servers, so while you could argue that it was indeed making it slightly easier to access the NSFW porn message boards, surely Google would have to delete its own web browser from all Android phones as well? That offers an equally straightforward way of accessing adult material with a couple of clicks, or a convenient voice search if your hands are otherwise engaged. [Reddit via Venturebeat]