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Politician Ha Taekyung Presents "Evidence" of Mnet Manipulating 'Produce X101' Votes, Asks for a Prosecution Investigation

  • 24 Jul, 2019

He argues that Mnet had indeed manipulated the data. 

On the morning of July 24th, politician Ha Taekyung (from the Bareun Mirae Party) took to his Facebook account and presented the "evidence" of votes manipulation happened on 'Produce X101.' He stated that it is impossible to get such a result without any manipulation. The politician also presented mathematical data to support his arguments. 

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Image Source: Facebook 'Taehyung Ha'

The post is translated such as follows. 

"The 'Produce X101' vote-rigging scandal is a type of employment fraud and corruption. There were so many reports that were asking for the truth, so I took a look at the content.

It is almost certain that the votes were manipulated. From 1st place to 20th place, there is a particular number the votes were a multiple of (7,944.44) and it was from 1st place (178 times) to 20th place (38 times). I asked help from mathematicians whom I know and they said the statistical probability of these 20 numbers, from 1st place to 20th place, is virtually 0. This means that the voting results were already prepared in advance.

It is unclear whether the vote-rigging has changed the actual ranking. We won't know until the real results are revealed. However, the manipulation of this youth audition program is an obvious case of fraud and corruption. They have deceived and hurt the fans who have supported and voted for their idols.

This scandal is also giving teenagers a distorted view of democracy. This case should be brought to prosecution so the truth can finally see the light."

Meanwhile, a representative from Mnet has claimed that there was no manipulation on the result. What do you think about this, ladies and gentlemen?

Thumbnail Credit: NUAC News, Mnet

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