Fake Reviews getting constantly more

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Hey,
I really love movies and I love(d) this site. I am here since 11 years ago.

I was reading some reviews again today. In this case for this movie (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7668870/?ref_=nv_sr_1). This is so obvious, at least for a human, that almost all of the reviews are fake. Unfortunately this experience is quite ordinary.

I understand that people try to cheat, because you need less money to make more, but I dont understand why Imdb isn't finding a solution out of this misery? Really?...

I really hope you will find a solution to this plague really soon because this is killing this site, at least for me.

Good luck.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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They did not like the way we played in the sandbox. Would you be open to dialog that is a little less over the top? If not that's OK.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Could you at least point out the"fake" ones.
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Thank you for sharing your concern, all we can say about voting is covered in the FAQ at https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/track-movies-tv/faq-for-imdb-ratings/G67Y87TFYYP6TWAV

In addition for reviews, we provide several sorting and filtering options so customers can find the reviews which are most relevant to their own needs. In this case it sounds like you would be best using the "Prolific Reviewer" sort, as in https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4912910/reviews?sort=reviewVolume&dir=desc&ratingFilter=0
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Hello Col,

thank you for answering.

I guess you know that some people are using lots of fake votes and review. Usually fake reviews try to push you into the theatre and compare the movie with excellent other movies. There are a lot of hints for fake review beside "I dont like this movie" or "I so in love in this movie".
The concept of wisdom of the crowd is nice but its not working on new movies or really bad movies no one wants to see.

Your answer sounds to me like "we dont care about fake reviews" maybe I get you wrong.

I dont want to bother you anymore, its just pretty sad to me because I cant rely anymore on reviews of IMDB.

Furthermore you will send lots of people into the theater to see crappy movies with "good marketing". That is bad for your karma ;)
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Hi Tobvias,

Thank you for sharing your concerns, as Col says you can now sort by Review Rating on title/reviews and user/reviews pages as well as Helpfulness, Review Date, Total Votes and Prolific Reviewer . For example, if you go to the title page user reviews section you can choose the Sort option "Review Rating" and see all reviews that include a rating of 10, 9, etc. You can also sort in the opposite direction by clicking the arrow  and see reviews that include a rating of 1, 2 etc. Unrated reviews always appear at the bottom.

Regards,
Will