Date: 7 days ago   Category: IT & Media

"Hostages of adult ambitions": Prigozhin about manipulations in a show "the Voice. Children" — Rambler News Service


Photo: Sergey of Fadeichev / TASS Channel One cancelled on May 16 results of the sixth season of a show "the Voice. Children" which with a big separation the singer's daughter Alsou Mikella Abramova won. The channel explained the decision with the confirmed fact of manipulations in vote. A position of experts the Position of Channel One on annulment of results of a show in a conversation with RNS was supported by the musical producer Iosif Prigozhin. He supported honest vote and elimination of possible violations for the purpose of maintaining reputation of TV channel. "I support the decision of Channel One to fight for the reputation and I respect, and children should not be hostages of adult ambitions at all" — Prigozhin emphasized. The musician Yury Loza in turn said that song contests negatively affect development of children and urged to cancel their carrying out. According to him, minors should not be sent "to adult games" and "to cripple" conditions of the high competition. Today the Group-IB company which is earlier attracted to check of results of vote at a children's competition reported investigation about its first results. Experts analysed data on online vote, including traffic and the accompanying infrastructure therefore came to a conclusion that manipulation happened to voices by the automated SMS mailing in which about 300 phone numbers of the same mobile operator were involved. In total from the specified numbers sent more than 8 thousand Sms. At the time of check of Group-IB numbers used in a price markup were inaccessible. In addition unknown used the automated means of a price markup of voices by means of calls. In total from unique numbers, the following in a row (for example, coming to an end on 39.40 and so on), more than 30 thousand calls arrived. To speak about security of a system of vote of a television show and also to call regions with abnormally high vote for the winner of a competition in the company refused. At the same time experts of Group-IB found out that the system of vote was not exposed to either external, nor internal influences for the purpose of change of results. Representatives of Group-IB promised to complete investigation until the end of May. Channel One, commenting on the first results of check of results of a show by the Group-IB company, emphasized that presentation to someone of charges of a juggling of results was not an audit task. On TV channel noted that children should not be responsible for actions which were taken not by them, and the project is designed to give it to participants only positive emotions. Against the background of current situation Channel One decided to carry out on May 24 special release of a show "the Voice. Children" are live. All finalists of a competition will take part in it. In addition the channel will take measures for improvement of the mechanism of vote to avoid similar incidents in the future. Its updating was promised to complete prior to the beginning of the next season of "Voice". The previous statements the singer's Daughter Alsou Mikella Abramova won a victory in a competition"

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