Can IMDb fix the fault in its stars?10 min read . Updated: 19 Dec 2022, 02:30 AM IST
- The internet movie database is failing to protect manipulation of user ratings and proliferation of fake claims.
Himanshu Khanna would like to create an IMDb rival. IMDb, or the internet movie database, is a 32-year-old one-of-a-kind online film directory owned by Amazon. It is a user-operated site, meaning anyone can add and edit the content on the site if they have an IMDb account (which is as basic as creating an account on any social network). Over the years, users have populated this site with upwards of 477 million data items, including details like the title and release dates of content across multiple genres, cast and crew credits, collection figures, trivia, user reviews, etc. The most popular data item, though, is the user rating.
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