Voting for the upcoming 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards only opened up last week, but some fishy business from voters has already been spotted by the organisation.
In a new statement from the official MAMA website, MAMA announced that “Illegal voting such as deliberately increasing the number of votes has been detected between October 26 and November 1 in the 2017 MAMA online voting, which approximately 180 countries are participating in globally.”
As a response to the cases of voter fraud, MAMA stated that all illegal votes will be annulled and an inspection of the MAMA online voting service will happen. For the remainder of the voting period, MAMA has also confirmed that stronger measures against illegal voting will be taking, with IP addresses blocked and accounts deleted should voter fraud occur.
The 2017 MAMAs will take place on November 25 in Vietnam, followed by a second MAMA event in Japan on November 29, and a final MAMA event in Hong Kong on December 1.
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