Nearly half of Twitter’s employees worldwide was laid-off.
In an announcement on their web site on November 9 (KST), Mnet revealed that Twitter voting will not be included within the already accomplished pre-voting and common voting for the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Award and the Worldwide Icons of The Year.
Previously, followers forged Twitter votes by together with a hashtag of the group’s identify and #MAMAVOTE in a tweet to ensure that the tweet to rely. Since the voting for these two classes started, thousands and thousands of votes had been forged by followers in help of their favourite idols.
[#2022MAMA] <Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10> Voting Notice
📍 Voting Schedule
– Pre Vote : 2022.10.24 19:00 – 2022.11.04 23:59 (KST)
– Vote : 2022.11.10 19:00 – 11.24 23:59 (KST)
2022 MAMA AWARDS
✅ Mnet Plus 앱에서 투표하세요#2022MAMA #MAMAAWARDS #Mnet pic.twitter.com/hE2Lmcuhac
— MAMA AWARDS (@MnetMAMA) October 24, 2022
Fans have been justifiably upset because the pre-voting for the class has already ended, and are unable to make an affect on the opposite areas of judging standards.
MAMA noticed how GOT7 dominated these Twitter votes and determined to not embody it quite than specializing in the true drawback, which is the bot voting on their web site.
MAMA THE WORST AWARD GIVING BODY
— jb’s brother🌴 (@g7FANBOY) November 9, 2022
Really mnet altering guidelines hours earlier than mama begins… what a headache.
TWITTER VOTES which is 10% within the standards is REMOVED.
Please STREAM #MANIAC on YOUTUBE and SPOTIFY. pic.twitter.com/lsgqK12cnB
— 양겡 | late replies (@jeonginisaur) November 9, 2022
In their assertion, Mnet gave the reasoning as “internal changes within Twitter,” and didn’t elaborate additional.
The inner adjustments talked about of their assertion could also be the results of new Twitter CEO Elon Musk‘s massive layoffs across every sector of the company including those abroad. Starting from his 44 billion USD purchase of the site, Musk dissolved the company’s board and made himself the chief government of Twitter.
Following that call, Musk then fired practically half of Twitter’s employees all over the world, together with not less than eight out of the 30 staff of Twitter Korea. Heejung Shin, the previous head of communications at Twitter Korea, tweeted that every one staff had been instructed to examine in the event that they had been fired from their private accounts as they might be blocked from logging into their firm accounts.
Twitter Korea’s former PR company Erum additionally shared that “all members of Twitter Korea’s communication team left Twitter” and that Erum’s contract with Twitter Korea additionally was terminated on November 4.
Other reviews known as the Twitter Korea workplaces a “ghost town,” and estimate as many as 20 staff could have been laid off.
Without a communication workforce offering reviews on official voting stats for the sake of awards, there is no such thing as a means for Mnet to precisely confirm the entire and true variety of votes forged on Twitter, resulting in the announcement of voting adjustments.
While Twitter has begun to succeed in out to fired staff in an effort to rehire them, there is no such thing as a telling if the employees impacted by these layoffs at Twitter Korea can be reinstated, probably altering how international followers are in a position to vote for Korean awards perpetually.