Fans of Zack Snyder alleged to have used tens of thousands of bots to secure Oscar nominations

Fans of Zack Snyder alleged to have used tens of thousands of bots to secure Oscar nominations ...

This year''s Academy Awards were a bit controversial, not because Will Smith slapped Chris Rock across the face. Two of the categories were left to fan votes on Twitter to determine the winners. Both winners were awarded to the Zack Snyder movies, and now it appears that the loyal fans of the film maker have used underhanded tactics to make the project happen.

A new survey from TheWrap has revealed that tens of thousands of bots were able to cast votes for Snyder movies in two categories. The findings from a Tweetbinder, which found that most of the votes cast for Synder''s winning movies in both categories were done so by autonomous web programs. According to the study, David Kirsch does not believe that the votes were actually cast by human users.

The plot is thickening and even more important chunks of votes for Army of the Dead, which won the fan favorite vote, and Justice League, which won the Cheer Moment poll were made. 25,000 votes were cast on February 27, 2022, a record increase on the daily average that slowed anywhere from 4000 to 15000 votes.

Telescope, a research firm founded by The Academy, was used to halt something like this. Telescope''s intent should not allow any Twitter users less than 24 hours to vote. Despite the fact that polls ran for more than 24 hours, and even with 20 votes each, their votes might have drastically altered who won and lost these polls.

If all of this is true, the one major issue that lingers over the whole situation is who would care enough to make something similar happen? Well, probably the same group of people who expressed their displeasure over the original Justice League cut for so many years that Warner Bros. eventually gave them the Snyder cut. If it is beyond a doubt that bots decided the fate of two polls at the Oscars, the categories will likely be scrapped forevermore. As you can see, Geoff Keighley has already stated this