New Netflix series receiving boycott from political group - Rating compromised

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6873658/

The new Netflix series called 'The Mechanism' is sort of like a brazilian 'House of Cards'. It is making people from the established left very angry because it exposes many wrongdoings of the last government, which were aligned to these people. They are now planing to mass downvote this series across many entertainment websites. They are also on a campaign to make people cancel their Netflix subscription. Proof:

https://www.brasil247.com/pt/247/cultura/348515/Furiosos-com-série-de-fake-news-brasileiros-boicotam...

https://www.ocafezinho.com/2018/03/25/por-que-como-pablo-villaca-cancelei-a-netflix/

There is also a whole chain of social media activists making sure this story will spread. 

It's completely ok if they want to cancel their Netflix subscription because of that or any other reason, but should IMDB let the series rating be compromised? From what I've read, the series should deserve more than it's current rating (7.5). I didn't even watched it myself, I just think that if this becomes a thing, stuff like this could render IMDB useless in the long term (or at least this specific rating feature). It doesn't feel right. I'm guessing this is not the first time this happens. Is it even possible to keep the ratings 'fair'? Or IMDB consider it fair if people want to rate a show zero without even watching it?
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Posted 2 years ago

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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
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled O Mecanismo - TV Series ~ Receiving mass attack with low rates..

O Mecanismo - TV Series ~ Receiving mass attack with low rates. The TV Series in question shows the bad side of the government in Brazil, focused on the old popular government, and doing this left a lot of angry people who are voting with rate 1 in retaliation, who did not even watch before voting.
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So it's happening. Yesterday by the time I made this topic the rating was 7.5 from. 17 hours later and the show ratings went down to 6.6. 
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This is so stupid, over 1000 votes with 1 rate, probably new accounts on IMDB, just to try to boycott this great tv show. I watched the tv show in one day, and I guarantee that this series does not deserve less than 8.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Fake Reviews and Rating (Massive).

Hello IMDB Guys,

First of all, thank you for the amazing service!

So.. I was checking around IMDB and found this TV Series that had 9 star rating:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6873658/

I tough to myself that could be amazing and went to watch it, just to a bit disapointed.
So, I went to reviews to check what people like about it (as usual) and found out something that might be wrong.

1) A major part of the reviews gave 10/10
2) A lot of the comments talk about how the show present real facts.
(I don't want to get this matter, but this show is already know as political propaganda. I'm more interested if is a good production or not. So, the comments that states that the show is based in real facts are fake comments.)
3) A big share of the reviews are made by new accounts with just one review ( the one for this production)
4) The major part made in the same day 03/27.

Here are some of the reviews:

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur63949287/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86773267/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur71869503/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86777249/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86771437/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86772687/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86759797/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur51392687/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86774321/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86704965/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur4424563/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86768154/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur57677063/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86769205/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86752707/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86768010/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86746933/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86771330/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur35935271/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86767721/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86767819/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86783843/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86733759/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur79326136/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur27862882/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur27069189/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur33084778/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86743729/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur24716126/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86791834/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur68174820/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86791150/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86792882/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur53255619/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur10621424/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86791141/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur24322266/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86801670/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86796726/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86796836/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur36035368/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86795655/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur55144269/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur56161583/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86795061/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86803792/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86791193/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86806296/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86796219/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86797989/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur81109310/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86811417/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur56929392/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86809594/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur18260900/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur22417643/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur35385050/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur28279461/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur46465804/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur29540148/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86815405/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86814964/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86809720/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur68607341/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur81867541/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur75858986/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86816701/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86812668/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86816851/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86818110/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86813008/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur24207966/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86678471/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur31785137/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur41873200/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1493306/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur18706671/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86835756/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86885713/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur67785760/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86825398/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur38546504/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur11388053/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur3407564/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur24235454/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur87306826/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur77711277/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86828304/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur87268755/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur36797590/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur33746391/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86837058/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86829098/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86826577/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur30248077/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur26072090/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur70558350/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur24561283/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur24561283/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86824695/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86824150/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur60025243/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur25298652/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86819235/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur85378365/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur87018557/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur86822188/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur60450230/?ref_=tt_urv
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur23791318/?ref_=tt_urv


The problem goes on with the ratings:

Comparing with other productions in the same situation this is really strange.

31,251 votes (!)

10 - 81.7% - 25,528 (!)

9 - 3.9% - 1,230

8 - 2.5% - 783

7 - 1.0% - 325

6 - 0.5% -142

5 - 0.3% -82

4 - 0.2% - 54

3 - 0.2% 52

2 - 0.3% - 88

1 - 9.5% -2,967

Note: 18 of the Top 1000 IMDB voters gave the average of 4 star.

In my conclusion:

This is really annoying by the fact it destroys the IMDB reputation (that I really count on for work).

I really wonder if the could be any real (legal) sanctions for this behavior, once is easy to find the IP of the source, or we are domed to things like this to happen over and over again.

Once again, thank you guys for the amazing service!

Cheers!

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