AEW’s founder and owner Tony Khan has hit out against trolls on social media in a bizarre Twitter rant which initially made me question whether he had been hacked.
In a series of tweets, Tony Khan accused much of the anti-AEW community of being bots with one group of people running and paying for thousands of accounts to tweet negative things about the promotion and boost them to a wider audience.
“An independent study has confirmed that much of the staunch anti-AEW online community aren’t real individuals, it’s a staff running thousands of accounts + an army of bots to signal boost them. Look closely, these aren’t real people. Who’d pay for such a *wildly* expensive thing?”
“Research this one yourselves. You internet detectives thrive in these situations. Speaking of wild things: You won’t want to miss @JonMoxley vs. @WheelerYuta on #AEWRampage @ 10pm ET/9pm CT on @tntdrama TONIGHT!”
“Their boiler room staff is going to be working overtime on a Friday, and I love it!”
“Ever wonder why so much of the activity of these accounts is retweets and replies? Like who actually has 80% of their activity as straight up retweets?”
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This is a rather odd statement for Khan to make, especially without giving any evidence of this “study”, which makes his rant sound like a fan who got upset at a mean tweet, not the owner of a company worth hundreds of millions of dollars.