Fake ratings for a movie

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I don't have any idea if anyone at IMDB will see this but anyway...

I'm here to talk about fake reviews targeting a unreleased movie. And to explain every single part of that, I should talk about the political situation that Brazil is living, but no, I don't have time, patience and knowledge to talk about, so i'll be fast on this (also my english s****).

In a nutshell, a lot of people are propositally rating the film as 1/10 because of divergent political opinion!
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The movie is Marighella
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Was released at a film festival. That makes it eligible for voting.

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Why a respected service like that has deleted the reviews from users about the movie Marighella? The reviews are from legitimate users who have come to give their opinion and discontent about this unethical movie by exalting a terrorist. Is it serious that IMDb is not interested in the true opinion of its users? Are they going to lose credibility like that?
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Luciano. IMDB is interested in the opinion of users who watched the movie. It's simple. Watch it and then make a review. That's how things works here. Respect the rules or get out.
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We all know this movie is garbage. It's just a matter of time and this movie going to get low score.
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Carnac the Magnificent has spoken!
We all Know Nothing!

Image result for sgt schultz i know nothing
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Filipe Fleming, fake ratings indeed do fade away with time. As far as my knowledge goes it's at least more possible then for a review-bombed title to recover, which is a bit unfortunate. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Fake ratings for a movie 2.0.

In the last post I forgot to put some crucial infos on it, so here's the part 2

I don't have any idea if anyone at IMDB will see this but anyway...

I'm here to talk about fake reviews targeting a unreleased (on the movie theaters) movie (yeah, the movie was released in a Film Festival in Germany, but here in Brazil, the place where the hating is coming from, the movie will be released just in April 18th). And to explain every single part of that, I should talk about the political situation that Brazil is living, but no, I don't have time, patience and knowledge to talk about it, so i'll be fast on this (also my english s****).

The movie name is Marighella, and, in a nutshell, a lot of people are propositally rating the film as 1/10 because of divergent political opinion!

sorry for 2 same posts, i'm new here :)
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This great amount of reviews did not happen because of political differences, it was due to the Brazilians' revolt at seeing a terrorist assassin being exalted in a movie as if it were a hero. It was the revolt of the Brazilians to see the money of the taxpayers being used to manufacture an immoral lie.

Why a respected service like that has deleted the reviews from users about the movie Marighella? The reviews are from legitimate users who have come to give their opinion and discontent about this unethical movie by exalting a terrorist. Is it serious that IMDb is not interested in the true opinion of its users? Are they going to lose credibility like that?
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Watch the movie and them you can make the review you like. IMDB is about opinions about the movie itself as a form of art. Not about people who thinks a movie should not exists and why they think so. There're movies about the human side of Hitler. It's a piece of fiction. Based on real people. Watch the movie and then make a review. Until then, there's rules about making reviews about a movie you did not see yet. That's not permitted. And rules about organized people massively voting down a movie nobody has seen yet.

IMDB taken an action to preserve their credibility. The rating is about the crafting. About the performances. About screenplay, narrative. Is not about what you think about the subject or whatever. Those reviews will not come back. You and your friends were violating the rules. 
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Jorge: While IMDb does weight the user ratings (see https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/track-movies-tv/faq-for-imdb-ratings/G67Y87TFYYP6TWAV#), they are still going to include the ratings that people submit for Marighella. The same situation held when thousands of 1/10 votes were received for such films as Gunday and The Promise, also for political reasons. 
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Reported the first 200 you do the rest if you want.
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<3
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Which one?
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  • Not relevant
  • Spoiler without warning

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Inappropriate
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Yes Inappropriate!
See below
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Oh Boy - More Links !!!

Marighella  (2019)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208/releaseinfo - Germany - 15 February 2019
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208/ratings - 10,196 IMDb users
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208/reviews - 1,564 Reviews

New Users : New Reviews

felipe_gamma
IMDb member since February 17 2019
IMDb Member New user!
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur99230000
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw4664297/ Review

ferreirathiagoak
IMDb member since February 2019
IMDb Member New user!
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur99319142/
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw4667791/

suzzyo
IMDb member since February 2019
IMDb Member New user!
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur99319277/
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw4667856/

danubioll
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https://www.imdb.com/user/ur99319279/
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw4667812/

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https://www.imdb.com/user/ur99319670/
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw4667772/

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https://www.imdb.com/user/ur99320031/
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw4667764/

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https://www.imdb.com/user/ur99321110/
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https://www.imdb.com/user/ur99321669/
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw4667823/

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https://www.imdb.com/user/ur99321709/
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https://www.imdb.com/user/ur99322335/
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw4667849/

you can find many more...
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Ed Jones (XLIX)
... and who looked to see if there were 'New Users' Reviews -  You ? ?

Maybe the same person with many accounts ? ?

for Reviews and Ratings

How does one bulky Screen Grab help ? ?
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Yes I looked.
You see what you think is new users by one person
Start a new thread and report it.
I DO
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One bulky screen grab shows people how its done
I have around 30 Likes from Col Needham for my bulk screengrabs!
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February 17 2019
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208/ratings - 10,196 IMDb users
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208/reviews - 1,564 Reviews
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February 18, 2019
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208/ratings 0 IMDb users
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208/reviews - 0 Reviews

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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/why-all-thousand-score-review-and-commens-of-the-marighella-...

Why all thousand score review and commens of the “Marighella” movie have disappeared today?
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Thank you for reporting this issue, staff members are taking action on the title presently.

Regards,
Will
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Marighella  (2019) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208/ratings 0

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208/reviews - 1

https://www.imdb.com/review/rw4672141/
IMDb is censoring bad reviews. This movie is terrible and tells only lies. 
My first review was erased by IMDb, and not only mine, but everyone's!
18 February 2019
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https://www.imdb.com/user/ur22626574/ratings - 370 titles
1. Marighella (2012) -  3.9  * 1
2. Marighella (2019) -  * 1 
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur22626574/reviews - 56 Reviews
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IMDB is a serious site.  i am a member because I believe in the seriousness of the site.  I do use it as a reference to watch movies.  I do not think IMDB should exercise censorship on the comments just because someone claims the comments are politically biased.  For instance: if somebody did a movie about Adolf Hitler depicting him through a black actor and claiming that Hitler was a "great leader"  (as former President Lula once did in an interview to Playboy magazine), OF COURSE there would be lots of criticism about this hypothetical movie.  Likewise, IMDB must reflect comments, not censor them.  Otherwise, instead of criticizing the terrorist Marighella and a bad movie about him, we would be criticizing IMDB.   
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When The Mechanism (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6873658/) received a lot of 1 ratings, IMDB did not want to get involved. Now when the role reversed, IMDB deleted all comments and ratings.
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Hi, Jonas Rabinovitch. I mean you no offense, but I wonder if what you claim misrepresents the criteria by which and the way IMDb actually filters out comments registered users intend to publish.
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Don’t throw your credit as a most important website about movies in the trash for this. The South America also is AMERICA, and also is FREE!
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/i-want-to-rate-mariguella-https-www-imdb-com-title-tt7825208
I want to rate "Mariguella"
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208
rating option don't appear. Why?
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Vincent Fournols :
Now, considering the controversies that are raging
in another topic around this film,
it may be that IMDb has suspended ratings while the situation cools off.
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Does IMDb reset votes when being available again?
What do you think? I have to admit, probably I would have rated, maybe stopped, thinking about "hmm no" =)
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I see that Marighella has been shut off from receiving votes altogether. This appears to go against IMDb policy as stated at https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/track-movies-tv/faq-for-imdb-ratings/G67Y87TFYYP6TWAV# (emphasis added):
Various filters are applied to the raw data in order to eliminate and reduce attempts at vote stuffing by people more interested in changing the current rating of a movie than giving their true opinion of it. In order to ensure that our rating mechanism remains effective, we do not disclose the exact method used to generate the rating. However, please rest assured that the same calculations are used to generate the rating for every title listed in the database: we don’t adjust the rating for individual titles. There is no bias in how votes are weighted based on which title they have been cast for. ...

In rare instances, usually centered around movies whose content or subject matter are perceived as controversial or polarizing, we may notice efforts to influence the user rating for a title via organized mass voting campaigns and other similar tactics.

While it is our policy not to remove valid votes, please remember that IMDb already calculates weighted user averages using a mechanism, applied to all titles, which takes into consideration numerous techniques to artificially inflate/deflate a title's rating, and attempts to neutralize their impact.
I note that when The Promise (2016) had only been shown at one film festival and yet received thousands of politically motivated 1/10 votes, IMDb did not cut off voting for that film to protect it from negative votes. (See the discussion here and here.) Why, then, is Marighella receiving protection from negative votes? The same vote-weighting is supposed to be applied to all titles in the database.
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I note that when The Promise (2016) had only been shown at one film festival and yet received thousands of politically motivated 1/10 votes, IMDb did not cut off voting for that film to protect it from negative votes. (See the discussion here and here.) Why, then, is Marighella receiving protection from negative votes? The same vote-weighting is supposed to be applied to all titles in the database.
This because we evaluated the policy after the incident with The Promise and made policy changes for exactly this situation ... a one-off screening at a festival being spammed with reviews / votes (whether good or bad) which are mostly from people who could not possibly have seen it may cause us to block voting / reviewing on the title until such time as it is generally released somewhere. We have actually done this with other titles since 2016. 
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February 20, 2019

All this could be way much more fun on the IMDb Message Board

Marighella  (2019)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208/board/

oooopppssss :-(

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marighella_(2019)
Marighella (2019)
Marighella is a Brazilian movie to be released in 2019, directed by Wagner Moura
Created 19 February 2019‎ by User: ThiagoSousaSilveira

Someone should add a link here to the IMDb page ? ?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7825208

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Added to Wiki page by _?_ Feb 20 after the above posted

Reception
The movie debuted at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival
on February 14, 2019,
but did not participate for the Golden Bear Award.

Several sources reported that internet bots
were used to reduce the movie rating on the IMDb website.
In response, IMDb deactivated ratings on the film's page.
By February 18, 2019,
the movie had more than 15000 ratings on IMDb
although the movie has not been released in theatres

References :

https://www.vice.com/pt_br/article/d3mxzw/bots-tentaram-derrubar-nota-de-marighella-no-imdb-mas-nao-...

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This because we evaluated the policy after the incident with The Promise and made policy changes for exactly this situation ... a one-off screening at a festival being spammed with reviews / votes (whether good or bad) which are mostly from people who could not possibly have seen it may cause us to block voting / reviewing on the title until such time as it is generally released somewhere. We have actually done this with other titles since 2016.

Thanks for letting us know. It's a pity measures like this should be taken, but with such great numbers of people willing to lie and vote for a title they haven't seen, I think this is the best thing to do.