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Bot/AI generated reviews?

This user had a thread here inquiring if he was blocked because his reviews were not being approved anymore: https://www.imdb.com/user/ur163757445/

@ACT_1 pointed out the incredible number of 3,242 reviews posted in just one month. And then I said these reviews look like all generated by AI/GPT. As soon as I said that, the thread was disappeared, it seems the user ran and deleted his forum account by thinking he was caught after seeing someone pointed out they all look like AI generated.

I checked several of these reviews with several AI content detectors like ZeroGPT and others, and all of them are very confident they are AI/GPT generated, results are like that:

The reviews are filled hallucinations which is one of the biggest issues of ChatGPT, meaning they are filled with made-up, nonexistent, false, "hallucinated" info, just for example, this review says it won "Audience Award for Best Documentary in Sundance Film Festival" which is not true at all: https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9014421/
That's what ChatGPT does, "hallucinating" nonexisting things and presenting them in a very confident manner, other reviews are filled with things like that too. You can read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallucination_(artificial_intelligence)
So, how this thing falls in line with "Your submission must be your own original work" policy? https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/contribution-information/user-review-guidelines/GABTWSNLDNFLPRRH
It seems like all of these reviews should be deleted.
Maybe you should also add another point about AI generated content to that "must be your own original work" policy.

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Wednesday April 26 2023


TheMovieMachine 🙄
Joined Tuesday April 25 2023
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/users/6448396400bd3f7acdb44007

404 : The page could not be found

Reviews keep getting declined. Do I have some sort of account suspension?
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/reviews-keep-getting-declined-do-i-have-some-sort-of-account-suspension/64483a5900bd3f7acdb4400f

404: The page could not be found

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TheMovieMachine --> LisaJones_1 (Fri Apr 28 2023 ?)

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur163757445/reviews -  3,242 Reviews

404: The page could not be found

TheWaybackMachine 
http://web.archive.org/web/20230426224345/https://www.imdb.com/user/ur163757445/reviews

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LisaJones2
Joined April 28th, 2023 
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/users/644c0cfb38c43b5a022dd10b

Everytime I try to upload a new review it keeps getting instantly declined...

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Top Contributor Leaderboard for March 2023

https://contribute.imdb.com/leaderboard/2023/3/

#  1 Nomissimon10     927,430 approved items
#  2 tatjanagreindl       483,807 approved items
#  3 formulakaz           395,320 approved items
#  4 inespape-1           315,509 approved items
#  5 SkipEastport         308,769 approved items

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Top Contributor Leaderboard for April 2023
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#  1  SkipEastport        548,798 approved items.
#  2  formulakaz          430,647 approved items.
#  3  inespape-1          302,510 approved items.
#  4  Nomissimon10    280,941 approved items.
#  5  tatjanagreindl     186,045 approved items.

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Top Contributor Leaderboard for May 2023

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#   1 SkipEastport          430,528 approved items
#   2 formulakaz            407,468 approved items
#   3 inespape-1            352,400 approved items
#   4 Nomissimon10      334,445 approved items
#   5 andreas-sellfors      48,875 approved items

Names, Titles, Trivia, Goofs, Reviews,... ??

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Hi @mbmb -

Thanks for reporting this. We are already investigating this, appreciate your patience while we do.

Cheers!

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@Bethanny​ I see the account in question here was deleted, but I noticed he just returned with another account immediately, posting same reviews again: https://www.imdb.com/user/ur144384572/

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@Bethanny​ The new account reached the 1000+ reviews already.

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@mbmb​ 😀

The new account ...

SilverScreenSage1939

---> 1930sFellow                                      Tue  May   9 2023

---> averyoldmoviefan                            Wed May 10 2023

---> MoviesGetBetterWithAge_Expert  Sat   May 13 2023

---> MyHistoryOfFilms                           Tue   May 16 2023

---> VeryOldMovieFan                            Thu   May 18 2023

---> BeenWatchingMovieForever          Mon May 22 2023

---> StillGoingStrong                              Thu  May 25 2023

---> HistoryOfMovies                             Mon May 29 2023

---> FilmInPerspective                            Sat   Jun    3 2023

---> Mymoviediscography                     Tue  Jun    6 2023

---> HistoryInFilm                                   Tue  Jun  13 2023

IMDb member since November 2021
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur144384572/

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur144384572/reviews

404 The page could not be found Tue Jun 13 2023

Sun  May    7 2023 - 1,011 Reviews

        Wayback Machine

Mon  May   8 2023 - 1,568 Reviews

Tue   May    9 2023 - 2,434 Reviews  (866  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Wed  May 10 2023 - 2,640 Reviews  (206  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

         Wayback Machine

Thu   May 11 2023 - 2,702 Reviews  (  62  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Fri     May 12 2023 - 2,800 Reviews  (  98  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Sat    May 13 2023 - 2,889 Reviews  (  89  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Sun   May 14 2023 - 2,994 Reviews  (105  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Mon  May 15 2023 - 3,051 Reviews  (  57  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Tue    May 16 2023 - 3,133 Reviews  (  82  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Wed   May 17 2023 - 3,254 Reviews  (121  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Thu    May 18 2023 - 3,417 Reviews  (163  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Fri      May 19 2023 - 3,626 Reviews  (209  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Sat     May 20 2023 - 3,627 Reviews  (   1  2-hour movie    in 24 hours ??)

Sun   May 21 2023 - 3,680 Reviews   (  53  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

        Wayback Machine

Mon  May 22 2023 - 3,761 Reviews  (  81 2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Tue   May 23 2023 - 3,878 Reviews   (117  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Wed  May 24 2023 - 4,050 Reviews  (172  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Thu   May 25 2023 - 4,233 Reviews  (183  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Fri     May 26 2023 - 4,330 Reviews  (  97  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Sat    May 27 2023 - 4,364 Reviews  ( 34  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Sun   May 28 2023 - 4,503 Reviews  (139  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Mon  May 29 2023 - 4,667 Reviews  (164  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)
     Wayback Machine

Tue   May 30 2023 - 4,874 Reviews  (207  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Wed  May 31 2023 - 5,021 Reviews  (147  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

     Top Contributor Leaderboard for May 2023

     https://contribute.imdb.com/leaderboard/2023/5/

     #99   Mymoviediscography   5,031 Items
     https://contribute.imdb.com/leaderboard/contributor/ur144384572/

Thu  Jun    1 2023 - 5,192 Reviews  (171  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Fri   Jun     2 2023 - 5,244 Reviews  ( 52  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Sat  Jun     3 2023 - 5,274 Reviews  ( 30  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)
     Wayback Machine

Sun  Jun    4 2023 - 5,378 Reviews  (104  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Mon  Jun  5 2023 - 5,513 Reviews  (135  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Tue    Jun  6 2023 - 5,704 Reviews  (191  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Wed  Jun  7 2023 - 5,839 Reviews  (135  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Thu  Jun   8 2023 - 5,968 Reviews  (129  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Fri    Jun   9 2023 - 6,211 Reviews  (243  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Sat   Jun 10 2023 - 6,274 Reviews  (  63  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

     Wayback Machine

Sun  Jun 11 2023 - 6,307 Reviews  (  33  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Mon Jun 12 2023 - 6,307 Reviews  (   0  2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

Tue  Jun 13  2023  -      0 Reviews  (    0 2-hour movies in 24 hours ??)

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Total all User Reviews 
Sun   May 14 2023 - 9,055,500 
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9055500/

Mon   May 15 2023 - 9,057,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9057500/

Tue   May 16 2023 - 9,059,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9059500/

Wed  May 17 2023 - 9,061,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9061500/

Thu  May 18 2023 - 9,063,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9063500/

Fri   May 19 2023 - 9,065,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9065500/

Sat  May 20 2023 - 9,067,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9067500/

Sun   May 21 2023 - 9,069,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9069500/

Mon  May 22 2023 - 9,071,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9071500/

Tue   May 23 2023 - 9,073,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9073500/

Wed  May 24 2023 - 9,075,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9075500/

Thu   May 25 2023 - 9,077,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9077500/

Fri     May 26 2023 -  9,079,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9079500/

Sat    May 27 2023 - 9,081,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9081500/

Sun   May 28 2023 - 9,083,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9083500/

Mon  May 29 2023 - 9,085,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9085500/

Tue   May 30 2023 - 9,089,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9089500/

Wed  May 31 2023 - 9,091,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9091500/

Thu   Jun  1 2023 -  9,093,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9093500/

Fri    Jun   2 2023 -  9,095,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9095500/

Sat   Jun  3 2023  -  9,098,500

https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9098500/

Sun  Jun  4 2023 -  9,100,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9100500/

Mon  Jun  5 2023 -  9,102,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9102500/

Tue   Jun  6 2023 -  9,104,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9104500/

Wed  Jun  7 2023 -  9,106,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9106500/

Thu  Jun   8 2023 -  9,108,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9108500/

Fri    Jun   9 2023 -  9,110,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9110500/

Sat  Jun 10 2023 -  9,112,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9112500/

Sun  Jun 11 2023 - 9,114,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9114500/

Mon Jun 12 2023 - 9,116,500
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw9116500/

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Bot/AI generated reviews?

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@ACT_1​ Yeah those details are worth noting as two days ago, the account had a different name, no bio and only about 150 reviews for one day's worth of posting them. Hope it gets deleted and they get fed up of trying it.

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@VonPunk​ 😀

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https://www.google.com/search?q=site:www.imdb.com/user/ur144384572

geitegek's Profile
https://www.imdb.com › user
"An American Werewolf in London" is a horror-comedy masterpiece that combines witty humor, breathtaking practical effects, and heart-pumping terror.

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Wow 4,500 already, and he's mocking the IMDb staff with his constantly changing usernames at this point, like the last one, "StillGoingStrong" :)

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@mbmb​ Dude came 99th in the Top Contributors (May) with his made up AI nonsense, what a joke this site has become, we seem to spend more time reporting and fixing vandalism than anything else these days, I'd be surprised if a single legit manual contributor is happy with the way the site is at all, I know I'm not, IMDb is the laughing stock of the other database sites these days, it's openly mocked and laughed at.

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@VonPunk​ Wow, I think they'll keep "investigating" this until he finishes the year as a top 10 contributor for 2023 :)

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Either they returned or another is at it: https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/instantly-declined-reviews/644c0d34a110963ad334014a

It's amazing how they out themselves so often.

"I just happened to have 4000 reviews lying around...."

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@VonPunk​ Yeah it seems it's the same person, this user page I linked in my first post has a different username, avatar and description now: https://www.imdb.com/user/ur163757445/

His username was The Movie Machine, he was saying he's an "entity" and had a CPU avatar, now he's trying to portray it as a human it seems.

I don't understand what IMDb is considering here really. A review is your opinion after you watch something, these are clearly not "reviews" because the algorithm clearly does not "watch" them and writes an opinion based on it. It just generates them.

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@mbmb​ Yeah it's hopefully a topic they are internally working on. I mean they did seem to stop the reviews being posted before they were rumbled here but that was after over 3200 got added. I posted back in Jan'22 when AI submissions were being discussed that soon as bad actors got in on the AI act it could turn into a big problem and I hope they've been looking into finding ways to stop that for at least as long, if it's even possible to do so.

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Some believe that civilization reached an inflection point:

And yet, the thing has no understanding of the things with which it "interacts":

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@jeorj_euler​ 😀

CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series)
01-29-2023
"deep fake" videos that mimic a person's face and voice
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt25385282/reference/

CBS News Sunday Morning
Creating a "lie detector" for deepfakes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf7AS1HBeaM  5:36

artificial intelligence software used to produce fake videos and photographs 

Add {i} to photos for "Content Credentials"
These could be faked too?

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aiphoto15
Joined Monday May 15 2023
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/users/64622affc18213557fc458aa

404 The page could not be found Monday May 15 2023

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At some point, anything that a person or an algorithm is able to "imagine" could be manifested photorealistically and kinetorealistically. I do estimate that public key encryption could help to some degree. Cameras could be designed that cryptographically sign every frame or every collection of frames of the digital negative image produced by its optical processing mechanisms. We would be able to trust such digital cameras that don't have any image manipulation subsystem built into them, but it does beg the question of what to do about cracked keys or sights within the field of view that are flat imitations of depth rather than what the ordinarily be captured in the view. Thankfully, for the foreseeable future, there won't be such things as "holographic" illusions (say, like Mysterio's) that could be plausibly fool a human being partaking in direct observation.

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"CBS Sunday Morning" Jan 22
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt25385278/reference/
Put real writers out of a job?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MZs44gSIwg  8:02
  
https://chatgpt.pro/     <===<<

About 5,250,000 results (0.46 seconds)

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"CBS Sunday Morning" Jan 15
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt25817162/reference/
Put real artists out of a job?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s11k0yAA8ZQ  6:53
About 354,000 results (0.46 seconds) 
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Have you met David Johnson yet, ACT_1? He is the forum's latest fast-rising star of unreliable response posts. The creator of this thread believes that the bot may be a sneaky one, like the kind that edits its own posts to include hyperlinks to obscure websites.

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@jeorj_euler​ 😀

No - need to look @ more

I've been watching SilverScreenSage1939  above

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@ACT_1​ Thanks for keeping track of the details of that reviewer. I see he's actually surpassed the number of reviews added where he was originally rumbled by IMDb. Aside from the profile and name changes listed above I noticed he's also changed the style of how the reviews look at least 3 times to try avoid detection as well which so far is working for him, or maybe staff have read this thread and are letting him work really hard for longer before pulling the rug out.

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@VonPunk​ Given that the new account was not even blocked to submit reviews at this point, I'm afraid they'll end up saying "we decided to allow these because we don't care about the integrity of anything on this site"

I also think the first account was probably deleted by the user himself, not by staff, because he was not able to submit any new reviews, he probably deleted it to continue from a non-blocked account, and it works actually.

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@mbmb​ Sadly you may be right, I think the site being slowly over taken by contributor AI's is going to destroy the site eventually if they can find no way to control what comes in from them, could some troll program an AI to add a person to every title on the entire site or a 100 random people, could every page be vandalised in some way in a short period of time, is there any defence in place against that. We can only hope for a good outcome or positive answers to this thread and those hypothetical questions in future.

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AI versus AI is what seems inevitable.

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60 Minutes
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt27818688/reference/

21 May 2023

Cyber scammers target parents, grandparents for digital theft
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2r1MJk85Zo - 13:29

Losses from digital theft have doubled over the past two years,
according to the FBI. 
Sharyn Alfonsi shows how cyber scammers are using 
AI, apps and social engineering to target seniors.
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ACT_1:
AI Voice of Relatives on phone ask Grandparents for money, lots of money.

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CBS 60 Minutes
The AI revolution: 
Google's developers on the future of artificial intelligence 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=880TBXMuzmk  27:20

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Thank you for your patience. The content that has been reported has been determined to be in violation of our guidelines and has been deleted. 

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IMDb member since February 2023
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur162368007/

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur162368007/reviews

 
The Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963)
Season 5, Episode 3
10/10
Reviewed by ChatGPT (AI software):
16 February 2023
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw8873383/

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The Twilight Zone: A World of His Own (1960)
Season 1, Episode 36
10/10
Reviewed by ChatGPT (AI software):
16 February 2023
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw8873365/

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@ACT_1​ Hi!

Thanks for reporting. Reviews have been determined to be in violation of our guidelines and have been deleted. 

Cheers!