Mnet has announced its intent to cut voter fraud for the upcoming '2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards'.
On November 2, Mnet revealed the network has discovered a lot of vote rigging has occurred since polls were opened on the official '2017 MAMA' website on October 26. The network stated fraudulent votes will be deleted, and the voting system and service will be inspected thoroughly for possible loopholes.
Users found to be rigging votes will have their votes deleted, IP blocked, and ID permanently deleted.
As previously reported, the '2017 MAMA' will be taking place on November 25 in Vietnam, November 29 in Japan, and December 1 in Hong Kong. Fans can vote for their favorite artists here.
Read Mnet's full statement below:
"More than 180 countries around the world are joining 2017 MAMA On-line Vote.
From October 26, 2017 to November 1, 2017, the ballot rigging have occurred.
To eliminate those fake ballots, system check-up is scheduled.
# System Check-up to eliminate the Ballot Rigging
- Date: November 3 (Fri), 2017 4AM ~ 8AM (Around 4hrs, in KST)
During the hours of system check-up,
All of the services on Mwave, including the MAMA Vote are not available.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
2017 MAMA Official Sponsor Qoo10's voting will temporarily stop.
If the ballot rigging keep occurs;
The number of fake ballots will be deleted, IP will be blocked, and the Member ID will be permanently deleted.
Mwave will try our best to provide the fair voting system.