As we know, during the 2022 edition of the Night of the Oscars, two audience awards were given: the Oscars Fan Favorite and the Oscar Cheers Moment . In both categories Zack Znyder won , respectively with Army of the Dead and his Justice League .
The films have been voted online but now, two months later, The Wrap has cast a shadow over this victory, suggesting that it was rigged through the use of special bots.
Was the audience award rigged?
The voters who were most active in Twitter polls for the “Fan Favorite” and “Cheer Moment” categories were automated web programs. The use of bots would explain anomalies that were found during the voting, such as gigantic peaks including that of February 27, when a jump of 25,000 votes was recorded after the daily votes fluctuated between 4,000 and 15,000 for weeks.
At the moment, no comments have arrived from both Telescope, the company that managed the polls, and the Academy, but the director’s fans have already organized a social campaign by launching the hashtag #AcademyDebunkFakeWrap and inviting the Academy to officially deny this news.
It’s that time again. Today at UTC 2:14 PM, we will trend worldwide: #AcademyDebunkFakeWrap
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