Genius Kids Give One-Star Rating to Homework App to Make Apple Remove It

, Genius Kids Give One-Star Rating to Homework App to Make Apple Remove ItThe coronavirus outbreak has turned Chinese cities into ghost towns, as the majority of companies required employees to work from home, while schools and shopping centers were all closed.

Many schools, however, turned to online lessons, using homework apps that allowed teachers to connect with students. One of them is DingTalk, an application developed by Alibaba Group and recently updated with new features specifically tailored for online classrooms, including live streaming.

But being forced to study at home isn’t every kid’s cup of tea, so many of the students turned to a rather clever trick to extend their vacation: they’re invading the app’s listing in the App Store with one-star ratings in an attempt to convince Apple to remove it.

Once the app is removed, they can no longer download it, technically kicking their online classrooms offline.

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