Review bombing shows like ‘The Last of Us’ is simply petty

It’s tempting to dismiss review bombing as an act of trolling, but the PR nightmare it causes is only half the battle.

Claire Whitley, Flinders University

In the video game turned HBO adaptation The Last of Us, human survivors must contend with hordes of zombie-like infected beings called clickers in a battle for survival. Now, the show itself is facing a similar problem: disgruntled fans of the adapted video game are using the simple act of clicking to sabotage the show’s success.

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