SeaWorld accused of ‘online ballot stuffing’ in poll

The theme park continues to feel the ripples from ‘Blackfish,’ a documentary accusing it of animal mistreatment. Now, it’s being accused of trying to falsely boost its reputation.

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But imagine our surprise when we noticed that one single Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) accounted for more than 54 percent of the votes, or about 180 of the total 328 votes. IP Addresses are typically unique Internet identifiers given to a computer or series of devices — say a multi-computer network in your office. And who’s the owner of the domain name and company that address belong to? and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

At this point, the poll reports that 82 percent say the documentary has changed their perception of SeaWorld, with around 8,000 votes registered.

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