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Posted by haydn-an AKP STAFF Monday, August 10, 2020

The producers of 'Produce 101' will eventually face the highest disciplinary action under the Broadcasting Act for manipulating votes and deceiving viewers

AKP STAFF

The decision has been made to penalize the four seasons of the 'Produce 101' series. The show will receive the highest level of punishment under the broadcasting law.

On August 10th, the Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) has deliberated their decisions in their board meeting. They held the meeting to discuss the four seasons of 'Produce 101' which include 'Produce 101', 'Produce 101 season 2', 'Produce 48', and 'Produce X 101'.

On this day, the KCSC stated, "The show encouraged viewers to use paid-text voting in order to participate in the voting system of the show. However, they had manipulated the votes and deceived the viewers. It is a series issue that the producers of the show not only deceived the viewers but also they have hindered the fair public opinion and have made the contestants' efforts go to waste in vain."

Especially last month, a subcommittee meeting was held. During the meeting, deliberation council member Lee So Young asked Lim Hyung Chan, vice president of CJ ENM's strategic support office, "The ranking of the four candidates for the first round were manipulated in Season 1. Two contestants were switched during the first round two were switched during the final round in season 2, and twelve contestants were selected in advance during the final round in season 3. Is this correct?" in which he answered "yes."

The Korea Communications Standards Commission will later decide on the total fine in accordance with Article 109 of the Broadcasting Act. They will be taking into account the details and extent of violations along with the number of violations and the length of the period in which the violations took place.

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Araan233 pts Monday, August 10, 2020 4
Monday, August 10, 2020

Wow. The Izone one is insane. The whole lineup was predetermined

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Secretninja3123,986 pts Monday, August 10, 2020 0
Monday, August 10, 2020

Good. The Producers deserve the highest punishment possible. That's what they get for playing on the dreams of the 400 or so trainees on all 4 seasons of the show. No amount of money can replace the time, energy, effort, blood/sweat/tears these young people put in plus the unnecessary amounts of hate many trainees got between being evil edited, suspected of being manipulated in to the final group, or just no reason at all, but its better than them and MNET walking away free.

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