Review bombing and fake ratings

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It's obvious that people are review bombing the new Batwoman TV show:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8712204/reviews?ref_=tt_urv

Why do you let things like this happen? What the point of having a ratings and review system if you aren't going to do anything about all the spam and fake reviews?

Also, why does this user have duplicate reviews on their profile page?
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur90653701/?ref_=tt_urv

I've been using IMDb since soon after it launched. I don't understand why you are letting it turn into a piece of trash. And you expect people to pay money to upgrade? If upgrading to IMDb Pro solved this problem, I'd hand over my credit card tonight. But I suspect it doesn't work like that.
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Not only does that user have duplicates on their profile page, but I find 5 different reviews from them on the title's review page:

https://www.imdb.com/review/rw5190817/?ref_=tt_urv

https://www.imdb.com/review/rw5191054/?ref_=tt_urv

https://www.imdb.com/review/rw5190497/?ref_=tt_urv

https://www.imdb.com/review/rw5187018/?ref_=tt_urv

https://www.imdb.com/review/rw5184155/?ref_=tt_urv

Apparently the duplicates on the user's Activity page are substituting the 13Oct review for each of the others. There are 5 on the user's page for Batwoman (2019). However, when I click the link to see all 65 reviews, and Load More to the end, the 5 reviews appear "correctly". (I use quotes because I wouldn't think 1 user is allowed to make multiple reviews of a title.)