TIME MAGAZINE FUCKED UP
The 21-year-old college student and founder of the online community 4chan.org, whose real name is Christopher Poole, received 16,794,368 votes and an average influence rating of 90 (out of a possible 100) to handily beat the likes of Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Oprah Winfrey. To put the magnitude of the upset in perspective, it’s worth noting that everyone Moot beat out actually has a job
Except–oh wait–4chan hacked the fuck out of the poll.
Did TIME notice such an obvious hack? Let’s investigate.
While Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao got a larger vote total (20,391,818), the runner-up for the title of world’s most influential person, Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim, received a mere 47 on the influence scale … TIME.com’s technical team did detect and extinguish several attempts to hack the vote.
Anwar Ibrahim is being recognized as the runner-up and TIME thinks they retained some sense of poll-related integrity. Lulz achieved.
YOU FUCKED UP!
If you aspire to be next year’s most influentual person, you can see how they hacked it here.