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Dear IMDb Staff: I would like to bring your attention to a same link that appears on a number of title-pages whose content may be illegal or does not meet the conditions of use as stated on IMDb.

For example: Glass (2019) [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6823368/ ] - Refer to External Reviews - (Movie Cinema).

Thanks.
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Dr-Faustus

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Posted 8 months ago

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Jeorj Euler

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Hi, Dr-Faustus. Thank you for reporting this. I can only hope the links to that website were added in good faith, as in the site having been legit for a time before going rogue or at the very least being hacked, as opposed to malicious behavior on the part of an IMDb registered user; but even so, a bigger problem is afoot if websites or domain names would be regularly compromised as posited.
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Dr-Faustus

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Hi Jeorj Euler

That is very diplomatic of you, however, from what I can ascertain the links have been strategically placed and deceptively pertains to free viewing of most recent movies (which in itself is illegal), and when selected is then routed to various advertisements. A clear case of spamming if ever there was one - In my opinion.
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Jeorj Euler

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I wish I knew for sure whether they were strategically placed or not. I expressed the pontification that I did because similar has happened with other websites. How the IMDb references to them managed to fly under the radar only has a handful of explanations, and I believe that domain parking or domain transfer played a part in some cases.
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Hi Dr-Faustus -

I no longer see the External Review listed for "Movie Cinema" on the "Glass (2019)" title page, so it seems to have been removed since your initial report.  If you are aware of other titles that the external link is displayed, as mentioned above, please report a deletion request through our online Update forms and our editors will promptly review and remove the link if applicable. 
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Dr-Faustus

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Hi Michelle

Thanks for your feedback. The link you have posted refers to External Sites. The External Review, at this time, still has the "Movie Cinema" link listed. 

I am aware of numerous titles where that external link is displayed. Does that mean one has to make multiple deletion requests or, can one report multiple titles through one request?


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Hi Dr-Faustus,

Thank you very much for reporting this to our staff, I've removed all instances of the link from IMDb and taken further action against the account responsible.

Thanks,
Will
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Dr-Faustus

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Hi Will.

It's a pleasure. Thank-you for resolving this issue.