LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork) -- All the negative buzz about Star Wars: The Last Jedi was likely the work of Russian online trolls and bots.
That's according to a researcher at the University of Southern California.
Episode VIII was the focus of an online backlash from angry self-professed fans, but researchers say much of the movie's criticism was "deliberate, organized political influence measures... disguised as fan arguments."
The Last Jedi scored a 91 percent positive, or fresh, rating from critics on review aggregation website RottenTomatoes.com, while only registering a 45 percent positive rating from audience reviews.
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