Fake ratings and reviews
Last night I watched a movie right after it came to Amazon Prime in the UK. I checked the IMDb score and it was >9, which was suspicious, but I guess it had only been shown to friends and festival audiences... Overnight the score has dropped to less than 5. I wonder if the IMDb algorithm is broken or someone is actually trying to sabotage an indie film VOD premiere? I find it hard to believe that more than a dozen viewers (all after midnight) were so upset that they rushed straight to IMDb to give ratings of 1 and 2, yet nobody has reviewed it on Amazon Prime... Why doesn't IMDb do anything to cleanse fake ratings and reviews?