Zack Synder’s Justice League was one of the biggest DC hits. When Zack Snyder’s enormous, four-hour director’s cut of the 2017 movie Justice League debuted on HBO Max in 2021, it appeared to be a big win for online fan campaigns. Considering that Joss Whedon famously finished Justice League after Snyder walked away from the production, with some significant alterations, Snyder supporters had been demanding the release of the so-called “Snyder Cut” almost since the movie’s debut. The call to release Synder’s cut is trending and few other actions.
Now a recent report has come surfacing from Warner Bros which claims that fake accounts were a major contributing factor to the online support for the “Snyder Cut” release.
A report from Rolling Stone suggests that 13 percent of all the participating accounts in the movement were fake. While Twitter’s own publicly available research predicts that less than 5% of daily active accounts on the site are “false or spam,” the average percentage of real accounts that are typically identified in each popular topic is in the range of three to five percent. This means that there are a lot of genuine Synder fans, but those supporters are multiplied by false identities and excessively many bots.
After researching online conversations about the Snyder Cut of the Justice League’s release, specifically the hashtags ‘ReleaseTheSnyderCut’ and ‘RestoreTheSnyderVerse’ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, [the analysts] detected an increase in negative activity created by both real and fake authors,”– The reports suggest.
Social media reports have revealed that there is a community of real and fake authors who are spreading negative comments about Warners media for not bringing back Synderverse.
The “SnyderVerse” was not restored by WarnerMedia, according to one community that was made up of actual and fictitious authors. The authors’ scans of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram revealed three key leaders, one for each network, as well. These leaders have the most following and the highest engagement, which gives them the power to sway public opinion.
The campaign is still continuing on social media with the hashtag #RestoreTheSnyderVerse to create the pressure on Warner studios. This appeal is made to release the Synder’s cut.