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Peeple app axes website and social channels

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By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

October 5, 2015 | 2 min read

Controversial ‘human rating’ app Peeple seems to be dealing with the social media backlash towards its service by simply removing all of its social media channels.

The app’s Twitter and Facebook pages have disappeared while a search for the website returns a ‘Not Found’ message.

The app’s founder Julia Cordray is also CEO of Canadian recruitment firm Career Fox. The Twitter account for Career Fox - which appeared to have been Cordray's personal account - has also been deleted, although the Career Fox Facebook page remains live despite a stream of negative comments relating to Peeple.

Peeple courted controversy after being described as the Yelp for Humans, allowing people to publicly rate individuals on a scale of one to five with or without their knowledge.

After launching last week, a social media backlash ensued although people have begun to question whether the app is in fact a hoax, something Cordray denies.

Cordray had complained on Twitter and LinkedIn that she is being unnecessarily attacked online and has also taken to Facebook to ask users how she could prevent negative comments being posted.

Responding to the BBC on axing its online presence Cordroy reportedly said: "We look forward to October 12, 2015 where we will be taping for an exclusive talk show and expose our concept to the world. World's largest positivity app for positive people launching November 2015 on iOS and Android."

The app is due to launch in November.

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