Russia’s state-owned Channel One has canceled the results of this season’s The Voice Kids final, RBC reported. The cybersecurity company Group-IB, which was hired to investigate anomalies in the final vote, reported that bots had submitted over 8,000 SMS votes in favor of a single candidate. That candidate was 10-year-old Mikella Abramova, the daughter of the popular singer Alsou and the banker Yan Abramov, who had been declared this season’s winner. Group-IB representatives did not specify whether any other competitors had benefited from dishonest voting methods.
Russia’s Channel One cancels ‘The Voice Kids’ results after suspected cheating in favor of celebrity singer’s daughter
May 16, 2019 | Meduza | Shares: 8