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Kim Dotcom: ‘Eat this FBI, leading the Time100 poll with a 93% approval rating' (venturebeat.com)
26 points by joewee on Apr 11, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 13 comments

First place for positive votes is Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi (no, I didn’t recognize the name either)

Good grief. He should be embarrassed to call himself a journalist and be so ignorant of world affairs.

Didn't Kim Jong Un win the poll last year? http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2012/12/4chan-votes-kim...

I love how the FBI illegally fucking with him has essentially legitimized him. (Didn't really seem to work with Julian Assange, though)

Assange is an entirely different case... while the US have proven in the Dotcom case that they're willing to step way over the boundaries of law (and force others to do so), Assanges cred took a huge dive as he fled to Great Britain, of all countries.

That the Swedish government is a f..kbuddy of the USA is widely known since the TPB raid, but the GB gov't even went into war together with the Americans, just for the sake of it. So why did Assange choose a country with even CLOSER ties to the US to flee there?!

Isn't that poll a total joke dominated by mass multi-vote hacks?

Yup. Just wondering what they'll make it spell this year.

290k twitter followers aren't exactly a multi-vote hack

Oh, it's an online poll. For a moment I thought this was something worth being posted on HN.

Leading an online poll is not that much of an achievement - it puts him in the august company of people such as Hank the angry drunken dwarf.

IIRC at various times, the Time100 online poll has been led by L. Ron Hubbard, Ayn Rand, Kemal Ataturk and Paul Atreides.

Because that is totally hard to manipulate and he's totally not the kind of person who'd do that.


I'd rather expect manipulation from Anonymous, in contrast to him they have a proven track record of manipulating online votes for teh lulz

Kim Schmitz, on the other hand, has a proven track record of manipulating anything and everything for personal gain and self-aggrandization.

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