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4Chan founder, Moot, won Time.com‘s World Most Influential poll, beating Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie among others to take the “honor.”
While reports surfaced last week that followers of the Internet message board hacked Time.com’s site, a press release from the company reads “Moot denies knowing about any concerted plan by his followers to influence the poll, though TIME.com’s technical team did detect and extinguish several attempts to hack the vote.”
Time.com managing editor, Josh Tyrangiel, admits that something was fishy, however. “I would remind anyone who doubts the results that this is an Internet poll,” he said in a statement. “Doubting the results is kind of the point.”
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