@Yes2020 Its really hard to get in their head. I could see that as being true. I could also see it as being ignorance.
Thing is, I highly doubt this was an order that came from some high-up at google. There is probably some unimportant Play Store moderator who only marginally understands tech who is going around trying to moderate google play and likely he is making decisions here without really understanding the ins and outs of the fediverse.
@freemo Don't know google employment strategy, someone moderating apps should be able to google the background of providers of apps. Then again it could be a honest mistake...................... The fediverse is something which I still don't fully understand but what I have read about its something which no corporation should own.