Element (Matrix chat app) suspended from the Google Play StoreFrom: AnonUserNewsgroups:
Sat, 30 Jan 2021 08:35 UTC
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Google have suspended Element in the Play Store without notifying us; we're reaching out to find out what's going on. Apologies for the inconvenience; in the interim there's f-droid.org/en/packages/im.v… but it's a few versions behind. We'll post updates here.
So we got notified by the developer console at 21:45 UTC that the app had been suspended, but still haven’t had an email to explain why - it’s 02:24 now.
Our assumption that this is due to someone reporting abusive content in Matrix to Google, and Element catching the blame — although this is currently speculation.
To be clear: Element is a Matrix client just as Chrome is a Web browser, and just as it’s possible to view abusive material via Chrome, the same is true of Element.
So, it’s very unfortunate and frustrating that we’re in this position - hopefully Google will explain what’s going on shortly.
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