Triple J introduces trolling clause to Hottest 100 poll

Voting is open for Triple J's Hottest 100 poll.
Voting is open for Triple J's Hottest 100 poll. Contributed

VOTING is now open for Triple J's Hottest 100 poll, and there's a new rule.

The ABC's youth broadcaster has introduced a "trolling" clause to prevent a repeat of last year's Taylor Swift debacle, which forced the radio station to disqualify Swift from the poll because of a viral social media campaign.

Urging voters to "play fair", the new rule states: "Don't troll the poll. Votes made as part of a competition that promotes a song or artist, or a campaign that undermines the Hottest 100 may be disqualified or ignored."

The annual listener poll received more than two million votes last year and is believed to be one of the world's biggest "music democracies".

Each person can vote for 10 songs, with voting closing midday AEST on Friday January 22.

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