We protect artists from voting fraud in many ways. All voter accounts on ArtistSignal are verified through Facebook and thus are required to have a minimum number of social connections and other data that can only be verified through the social services API. This allows for greater fraud protection.
Requiring Facebook signup helps ensure identity and integrity on our platform. All voters are using their social media identities, most of which are their real names and pictures. This establishes a check and balance where all votes and comments are completely transparent and reflect the individual directly and publicly. The ArtistSignal team is comprised of computer engineers who on top of the above use automated and non-automated metrics to detect irregular voting patterns or fraudulent identities.