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This is not Black Mirror. This show was way before Black Mirror.

People were liked, disliked, or ranked in some voting system. If they got to many negative responses from population they were sentenced to death. I believe one character was first arrested for making a negative comment about a statue or famous person of that population/dimension.

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    Please go to scifi.stackexchange.com/tags/story-identification/info. There's a list of prompts there to help elicit more details, which you can edit into your question. – FuzzyBoots May 31 '18 at 16:21
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    And you tagged time-travel. Is that present in the show, or were you aiming for "tv"? – FuzzyBoots May 31 '18 at 16:25
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    Sliders would be my first bet, but I can't find a matching episode. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sliders_episodes – FuzzyBoots May 31 '18 at 16:44
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    Sliders is what I thought too but I don't think it was around when like and dislike was around in social media. – DCMN May 31 '18 at 16:46
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    I know the OP calls for a show older than 'Black Mirror' but I feel like I should mention Seth McFarlane's new show 'The Orville" because this is exactly the storyline to the s1 e7 Majority Rule... I am sure the storyline is not new and has happened before, but maybe you are remembering an episode that was actually new? - Though there are no dimensions... orville.wikia.com/wiki/Majority_Rule – Odin1806 May 31 '18 at 17:03
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Not way before Black Mirror, but could it have been "Majority Rule" of The Orville? Seems to hit all of the details.

In a police station, LaMarr sits before Publicity Officer Willks, who explains that LaMarr's slew of downvotes come because his suggestive dancing on a statue of a Sargun hero was recorded by others and uploaded to the Master Feed, an online video and voting platform. LaMarr had surpassed one million downvotes, which made what he did a "crime against the State." LaMarr was arrested and must go on an apology tour, several live television appearances that will be judged by the public for his sincerity by voting in the Master Feed. If he accumulates over 10 million downvotes by the end of his tour, he will be forcefully corrected via a neurological readjustment called Social Correction.

  • I would've commented like @odin1806 but I don't have enough rep yet – Malexander May 31 '18 at 17:11
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    You really shouldn't have commented to suggest an answer. That's what answers are for. – Avner Shahar-Kashtan May 31 '18 at 17:20

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