Rotten Tomatoes Introduces Verified Ratings

MakeUseOf | 5/25/2019 | Dave Parrack
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Rotten Tomatoes has introduced Verified Ratings and Verified Reviews. This new feature tags ratings and reviews from people who Rotten Tomatoes can confirm have bought tickets to see the movie in question. Thereby locking out the bad actors.

In March 2019, Rotten Tomatoes made some changes designed to stop people review-bombing movies. Review-bombing being a coordinated effort to lower a review score. Rotten Tomatoes is trying to stop the haters hating, and it has a new trick up its sleeve.

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Rotten Tomatoes Wants You to Stop Review Bombing Movies

Rotten Tomatoes is making changes to prevent people from review bombing movies. Especially movies that haven't been released yet.

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As detailed in a post on the Rotten Tomatoes Blog, the popular movie and TV review site has introduced Verified Ratings and Reviews. Both of which are limited to people Rotten Tomatoes knows have seen the movie they’re rating or reviewing.

From now on, movies will feature an Audience Score made up purely of people who have seen the film. These will be known as Verified Ratings. Written reviews from those users will also be tagged as “Verified,” giving you more confidence in the opinion.

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These Verified Ratings will be what’s used for the main Audience Score you can see....
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