Google tightens Play Store policies around weed, sex, hate, and loot
Google is taking a tougher stance on apps featuring things such as marijuana, sex, loot boxes, and hate speech with new Play Store policies.
Part of Google’s reasoning behind the changes is to protect young minds from being influenced by apps and games they stumble across.
Developers now have to define target age groups for their apps in the Play Console. When minors are included, new ‘Designed for Families’ policies must be applied.
Google provides some examples of common violations:
Apps that promote play for children in their...