Tony Khan Becomes Trending Topic As He Expands On Claim About ‘Anti-AEW’ Social Media Posts

As previously reported, AEW President Tony Khan tweeted about an independent study which claimed that much of the “anti-AEW online community” were not real individuals.

Khan became a trending topic on Twitter and Khan explained what he tweeted in a statement to WrestlingInc.com…

“Waiting for final study, but here’s what my expert confirmed. These are people with real live accounts who post messages and then use their bots to manipulate the social channel’s algorithm by supporting them with l engagement of an invented Twitter identity. Social media teams will often fight over this. Bots are great for numbers and when they go away you’ll see a drop in digital conversation impressions – both were either sentiments negative, or not real anyway.

For example, I tweet Megha only eats rotten bananas. I run say 18 bots behind (which takes about 5 minutes to do). Twitter security can’t make a difference when done right (neither do most social teams). The problem becomes every time people type Megha in the search bar, because of a real account being taken over by bots – the first result suggested would be tweets about Megha eating rotten bananas. I’m oversimplifying, but that’s the 5 cent version of what’s going on.

F4WOnline.com’s Bryan Alvarez said Khan himself commissioned the study through his analytics company. Khan clarified this information…

“Not using my own company for this, I hired an independent person to review it. I have no idea where Bryan got this from. Now I have to anchor his $200,000 paycheck/ months according to one of those nonsensical lists where Dave [Meltzer] was also getting similar pay, then liked/RTd by hundreds of bots.

Jessica C. Bell