SNS Review #5: IMDb’s Unspeakable Manipulation of IMDb Rating against Film title #3: The Obugyosama!
Updated: Feb 6, 2022
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August 9, 2019
IMDb’s Unspeakable Manipulation of IMDb Rating against Film title #3: The Obugyosama! Part1 (2015)
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On August 9, 2019, I, Ryota Nakanishi who is a consumer of IMDb Pro service recently got informed by friendly netizens about your manipulation of IMDb rating against our films and others.
I myself checked the situation and deeply disappointed about some of your staff ‘s uncivilized, childish behavior like manipulation of rating of films. It is unfair and outrageous for small independent filmmakers.
All of your manipulation of scores will be recorded and piled for the future use and publication.
IMDb was great in the past but now they are aggressively oppressing some filmmakers. I believe that my case is just a tip of the iceberg of their aggressive manipulation.
IMDb actually violated my human rights, consumer rights and trust on their service. This time, you severely breached years of our mutual trust.
1. At 9:50 am (China), Aug.8 2019 685 IMDb users voted 8.3 / 10; Top 1000 users voted 7.3; US users voted 6.3; Non US users voted 7.6.
2. At 9:31 am (China), Aug.9 2019 685 IMDb users voted 8.2 / 10; Top 1000 users voted 7.3; US users voted 6.3; Non US users voted 7.3.
The score sheet has been manipulated without any change of votes since August 8, 2019 at least.
During this period, no user voted it negatively. Moreover no user voted or changed their votes during August 8, 2019 to 9:31 am (China), Aug.9 2019.
However some of your staff just manipulated the Non US users average votes from 7.6 to 7.3. As the result, some of your staff consciously manipulated total score 8.3 to 8.2.
10: 556 users voted
9: 50 users voted