Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” is among the most controversial and polarizing films of the year.
Because of the politics surrounding Gore and climate change, the film divides men and women, critics and fans, and even people who saw the movie and people who are just rating it.
But the movie’s aggregate rating hides many of those divisions, giving us a perfect case study for understanding a big weakness of online rating systems: separating the controversial from the mediocre. That weakness could discourage ambitious-but-controversial work.
Read the story at FiveThirtyEight.
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