Rotten Tomatoes is making a couple of changes designed to prevent trolls from attacking films before they’re even released.
The review aggregator (owned by Fandango) recently announced that it will no longer allow users to post comments about a movie before the movie actually comes out.
This seems like a no-brainer, and it comes less than two weeks before the release of “Captain Marvel” — the latest blockbuster film to be targeted by online commenters who are apparently upset that movies no longer focus exclusively on white male heroes. (Despite this, “Captain Marvel” looks like it’s going to be a big hit for Marvel and Disney.)
“Unfortunately, we have seen an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice to our general readership,” the site says. “We have decided that turning off this feature for now is the best course of action.”
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It's a sensible measure. but it won't counter trolls at all.
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