Time cheats on Time 100 vote to avoid giving the prize to 4chan's Moot

Duncan Riley

When the result isn't going the way you want it to, there's only one thing to do: cheat. And that's what Time Magazine has done in the voting for 2009's Time 100.

As we reported yesterday, Moot, the founder and owner of 4chan was topping the list with 275,000 votes with an average score of 75/100. Today Moot has 280,000 votes with an average score of 53/100 and is in 3rd place...but not before going lower, as the pic above that is currently doing the rounds demonstrates. The likelihood of Moot obtaining 5,000 additional votes in 24 hours and droping that much rank, while at the same time Jon Stewart doubled his total votes is impossible. Note also that the places are ranked by score, not total votes, but how you'd drop down that number out of 100 with 5000 votes from 280,000 is again impossible. Moot has been hobbled.