AEW Owner, CEO and Managing Director Tony Khan posted a flurry of tweets Friday afternoon, calling out an “army of bots” that he says is mobilizing anti-AEW opinions online.
“Independent research has confirmed that much of the anti-AEW online community are not real individuals,” Khan tweeted on Friday, “it’s a staff running thousands of accounts + an army of bots to stimulate them. Look closely, they’re not real people. Who would pay for such a *extremely* expensive thing?”
Tony Khan did not immediately specify which independent study he was citing. He then encouraged his Twitter followers to look into the matter for themselves while promoting tonight’s episode of AEW Rampage.
“Look for this one yourselves,” Khan wrote. “You Internet sleuths thrive in these situations. Speaking of wild things: you won’t want to miss @JonMoxley vs. @WheelerYuta on #AEWRampage @ 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT on @tntdrama THIS EVENING!”
It didn’t stop there. Tony Khan then added to his series of tweets.
“Their boiler room staff are going to work overtime on a Friday, and I love it!” Khan tweeted.
Tony Khan tweeted again a few minutes later. He further speculated on the veracity of some social media accounts.
“Have you ever wondered why so much of the activity on these accounts is retweets and replies?” Khan added. “Like who actually gets 80% of their activity in the form of direct retweets?”
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