Spoilers have always been a big problem for “The Walking Dead” and as the series gained in popularity, the problem only got worse. Now AMC is cracking down on any spoiler leaks they happen to come across. According to a February 26 Hidden Remote article, The Spoiling Dead Fans commented on their Facebook page that AMC served them a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998) Notice the day before, and that they were asked to remove a recent spoiler from their wall.
An administrator of the page known only as “ShinyFirefly” seemed confused as to why a particular post was targeted, commenting on a Facebook statement that the notice never said anything about “spoilers, or publishing prior to an episode or whatever fancy wording they want to wrap around it.” Apparently they were told that the post contained information concerning a character AMC’s organization or client created. Whatever the reason, the page did the smart thing and removed the post.
There are a lot of fans who enjoy the spoilers, and The Spoiling Dead Fans do have over 296,000 people who “like” their Facebook page. There are others however, who do not like to have an upcoming episode or two ruined by spoilers. There are so many spoilers out there at any given time that AMC will definitely have their work cut out for them in trying to put a stop to the practice.
Another problem with a different type of spoiler occurs when “The Walking Dead” airs, and fans of the show who plan to watch a new episode later have learned to avoid social media like the plague. Although these kinds of spoilers aren’t limited to just this show, “The Walking Dead” seems to have more than their fair share of problems with spoilers. Time will tell if the crackdown on releasing early information will effectively reduce many of the spoilers that flood the internet.
What do you think about spoilers? Do you love them or hate them? Leave your comments, thoughts and opinions below. “The Walking Dead” airs on Sunday’s at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.