“Produce 48” Speculated Of Vote Manipulation By KBS + Mnet Comments
The third season of the “Produce 101” series has also been suspected of vote manipulation.
On August 30, KBS released a report of “Produce 48” data analyzed with math professors.
When the finale vote counts of each of the top 20 “Produce 48” contestants are converted into percentages of the total vote count of 4,452,177, the percentages are all numbers that exceed 10 decimal places. However, when the percentages are rounded to the fourth decimal place, the third and fourth decimal places are zero for all 20 contestants.
For example, the third place contestant’s vote percentage is 6.6199973631 percent. When this is rounded to the fourth decimal place, the percentage is 6.6200 percent. The fourth place contestant’s vote percentage is 6.4100102040 percent, and when this is rounded to the fourth decimal place, the percentage is 6.4100 percent. The case is similar for all 20 contestants.
According to the math professors, the chance of this occurring is one out of 1038.
In response to the reports, Mnet commented, “We are waiting for the investigation results.”