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Friday, June 2nd, 2023 11:49 PM

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REVIEW BOMBING

Noticed today that IMDB is taking a look at people "review bombing" the 2023 release of "The Little Mermaid".  Two years ago, there was an independent film release titled "American Insurrection" which focused on a near future scenario where minority groups were targeted by an unltra conservative movement called "The Volunteers".  This movie won awards before its general release, but almost immediately garnered over 900 one star reviews in a concerted politicized effort to destroy its overall rating.  I actually saw this picture in New York, and based on comments on IMDB it was quite obvious that the vast majority of those one star reviewers never saw the movie.  If IMDB is now going to play watchdog for the big Hollywood films, what will they do to safeguard the little guys against review bombing?

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1 year ago

If IMDB is now going to play watchdog for the big Hollywood films, . . .

What is the meaning of this remark? Has IMDb making a mind-reading determination of who has or hasn't seen Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid?

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1 year ago

Hi @JJ33 -

Our voting system already detects and defeats attempts to stuff the ballot and skew the rating, as demonstrated by the difference between the weighted average and the arithmetic mean on the vast majority of titles in the database.

For additional information about IMDb ratings and weighted averages, I encourage you to review our FAQ.