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Mnet takes action against fake MAMA votes

Nov 04,2017
Korean cable TV network Mnet has detected fraudulent votes cast for the upcoming 2017 Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA) and has eliminated the fake ballots, according to the company Friday.

“From Oct. 26, 2017 to Nov. 1, 2017, ballot rigging occurred,” the company said. Mnet conducted a four-hour system check-up of its servers early on Friday to delete fraudulent votes.

Users found to be rigging votes will have their votes deleted, IP addresses blocked and IDs permanently deleted, according to the company. Voting will continue through Nov. 28.

MAMA, one of South Korea’s largest year-end music awards show, will be held in three different countries this year over a period of one week - Vietnam (Nov. 25), Japan (Nov. 29) and Hong Kong (Dec. 1).

Launched in 1999 under the name Mnet Km Music Festival, the CJ E&M-owned music award show was renamed MAMA in 2009.

Yonhap