Report Claims Bot Accounts Led to Snyder Cut After ‘Unwatchable’ Original ‘Justice League’

“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” was born out of social media fandom last year, with July 19 marking the film’s official digital release date.

But before redeeming Zack Snyder’s contributions to the Dceu and rallying to win the movie a fan-favorite “Oscar,” the #SnyderCut movement may have taken a nefarious path.An investigative piece by Rolling Stone reveals that WarnerMedia commissioned two reports surrounding the #SnyderCut of “Justice League” indicating that “at least 13 percent of the accounts that took part in the conversation about the Snyder Cut were deemed fake, well above the three to five percent that cyber experts say they typically see on any trending topic.”Per the report, WarnerMedia hired two social-media tracking companies, Q5id and Graphika, as part of a third-party investigation that ultimately found there was a lot of “negative activity created by both real and fake authors” behind hashtags #ReleaseTheSnyderCut and #RestoreTheSnyderVerse.


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