It’s being claimed Zack Snyder’s Justice League’s Oscars Fan Favorite award and Army of the Dead’s Oscar cheer moment win were reportedly rigged using Twitter bots to vote during the 94th Oscar ceremony. However, Snyder fans are in denial with many sighting to a report that the Academy used digital tools to prevent such practices, capping voters participating in the poll to 20 tweets per day from their ID.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League was the talk of the town after winning the Oscar fan award for The Flash’s travel back in time sequence featuring Ezra Miller. If that wasn’t enough – the director’s Netflix project Army of the Dead also bagged the cheer moment award, an applauding win while even massive blockbusters like Spider-Man: No Way Home – which was considered the frontrunner, lost out. But the recent report hits back that Tweetbinder, a hashtag analytics tracking tool found that “the most active contributors to both polls were autonomous web programs,” which “cast thousands of fake votes” for ZSJL and AOD.
The bombshell report from The Wrap left Snyder fans in dismay as one source, professor David Kirsch with expertise in fanbots said that the Snyder fan’s votes “certainly do not look like they were generated by a human user.” And added that the accounts were “on the border of [Kirsch’s] research team’s cutoff point to definitively declare them bots.” Still, the Snyder fandom is denying such wrongdoings pointing to reports that the Academy had measures – specifically the firm called Telescope that handled the poll but they have not responded to The Wrap’s request for comment, although the Oscars stand by their results. Readers can check out reactions below.
Hey I voted for Zack Snyder’s Justice League #TheSpeedForce for the Oscars Fans Favorites Cheers moment.
I don’t think I am a bot.
— Hamad 🇵🇸 🇶🇦 (@CutHamad) May 13, 2022
All this outrage and uproar wouldn't have happened even a single bit if No Way Home or Endgame won the fan poll award
But as soon as Snyder's movies won:
"Manipulated poll results" pic.twitter.com/ywrtsF2MiZ
— zαcк cσηsтαηтιηε (@hellblazzrr) May 13, 2022
Lol someone's upset like always. Reminder that the Snyder Cut exists.
And The Academy had processes to stop bot stuff. Nice try painting a narrative tho! Maybe bother voting for your own fave capeshit next time.#RestoreTheSnyderverse
— Drü – #ArmyOfTheDead (@drewexmachina) May 12, 2022
A bot who loves Zack Snyder movies. So he voted for AOTD & ZSJL with proper rules. IDGAF what excuses they're giving for voting but I'm sure they won't be crying if Cinderella or any other movie had won this title. But it's a Zack Snyder movie so yeah fans spammed the hashtag 🤷 pic.twitter.com/AxLx7vDdfX
— Kumar aRTyom 🗨️ (@Ash19Kumar) May 13, 2022
This is so pathetic. One second y'all downplaying the win. The next, you're screaming bots. Maybe, just maybe, Snyder fans are so used to finecombing through mountains of nonsense to get to the truth, that they finecombed through the nonsensical, confusing rules to do it right.🤷 https://t.co/39irnf7cgM
— Kennysama (@kennysama_d) May 13, 2022
I mean…the shocking part is they’re now saying Snyder fans know how to get bots to ACTIVELY go around safety protocols that our own government can’t seem to do. Goddamn, that’s incredible lol. https://t.co/QkPA1oOwFI pic.twitter.com/RX2qP5UGXn
— John Aaron Garza ⚪️ Nkl_n_D1med (@Ser_Jon_Arryn) May 12, 2022
lol that's The Wrap's evidence?!?
1) Fans could vote 20 times a day. 25K isn't a lot of votes in one day.
2) If bots were used, why not every day?
3) How did Cinderella beat NWH? Bots too?
2) If the Snyder fans knew how to use bots, you'd know. Guaranteed. pic.twitter.com/EZvDKU2KMm
— ᴘᴜᴅ333 (@pud333) May 13, 2022
No you are not a bot I'm not a bot but there are bot accounts on social media that doesn't mean there aren't brilliant Snyder fans and genuine accounts but we can't deny the existence of bots https://t.co/eepMWzac4X
— Mick minas (@MOVIESTVMAD) May 13, 2022
I’m sure @TheAcademy will have something to say about this. I know they take the validity of their voting process very seriously. I was confident Snyder would win when the academy specifically mentioned they had safeguards in place to eliminate bot voting. https://t.co/RuQmgPOaA1
— GhostOfTheDead420 (@grayghost84) May 13, 2022
PLEASE PASS IT ON https://t.co/sPzDiVPnCT
— Shay (Snyder Cultist) (@ForeverSquadDC) May 13, 2022
I would be kind of annoyed by the whole "bots" things if it wasn't the exact same narrative being shared before we got the Snyder Cut.
— Metahumano (@Metahumano2) May 13, 2022
The Snyder fan campaign continues to live on even after their success in 2021 seeing the release of the 4 hours director’s cut. Their current interest lies in #ReleaseTheSnyderCut with the hope that Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman will get their desired arc if Warner Bros. Discovery gives the nod.
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