Meet the PR man who’s editing Wikipedia entries for companies

A report from PR Week reveals that a London-based fixer has erased or altered negative or controversial details from various entries.

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For some prominent business figures, the “anyone” editing their Wikipedia pages is apparently a public relations sleuth. PR Week points out that a ” London-based fixer has changed entries for Carphone Warehouse co-founder David Ross, Von Essen Group chairman Andrew Davis, British property developer David Rowland, and billionaire Saudi tycoon Maan Al-Sanea.”

PR Week‘s investigation found 42 changes to Wikipedia entries from the same London IP address over a two-year period.

“In most cases,” PR Week reported, “negative or controversial details were erased from the entries. On other occasions, positive information was added.”

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