From Time’s announcement:
‘The Daily Show’ funny man Jon Stewart, Undocumented Immigrants, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas and Burmese leaders Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie all made it into the top ten.
However, some of the highest vote tallies got a boost from members of Internet forums like 4Chan who launched a campaign to manipulate the results pushing North Korea’s supreme leader to the top of the list.
A few days ago, 4Chan readers also “hacked” the poll by using the first initials of the leaderboard’s name to spell out “KJU GAS CHAMBERS,” a reference to the always offensive Hitler.
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