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> Sam Walsh CEO of Rio Tinto, Another company write up fan page
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post Sat 12th September 2015, 2:24am
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There have been a few recent media reports in recent weeks about the foundation blocking accounts and ip addresses who contribute to fan boy write ups of corporate pages and identities of individuals who manage these corporations.

Obviously the foundation has not got around to one of the worlds largest mining companies and their CEO Wikipedia fan page.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Walsh_%28businessman%29

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...&action=history
You will note the following Rio Tinto IP's (UK Corporate + Australian Corporate) have anonymously edited the article.
http://whois.domaintools.com/195.101.175.39
http://whois.domaintools.com/195.101.175.38
http://whois.domaintools.com/58.7.184.244

Now we get to social media executives employed at Rio Tinto Plc.
Major editor to the article is a Marinia Plessas -- Principal adviser, External Digital, Corporate Communications, Rio Tinto
On her LinkedIn page
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Managing our external digital space and social media channels


https://uk.linkedin.com/in/marinaplessas
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Marinaplessas

Here is another company editor to the article Edward Creese, Senior advisor - social media at Rio Tinto
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contr.../EdwardStephenC
his linkedin profile again...Rio Tinto corporate communications/social media.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwardcreese
he even leaves the following on his talk page. How about not editing company articles whilst being paid as an PR employee of that company?
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I am an employee of Rio Tinto. We respect Wikipedia's Terms of Use and will only contribute to ensure neutrality and balance. We welcome any feedback by email to digital.comms@riotinto.com or via the talk page.

Editor Saint Lucy seems to be a corporate write up professional
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...rget=Saint+Lucy

I'm certain a majority of the article content has been written by Rio Tintos social media people.

Someone please nominate Sam Walsh article for Featured Article to stir and wake the administrators up.
I'm sure they have better checking tools available than I have.

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hmmm.gif Maybe Rio Tinto have made - you know - a few donations?
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post Thu 8th October 2015, 7:39pm
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Maybe nobody's noticed yet, you know, with the declining number of active editors.
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QUOTE(Jay @ Fri 9th October 2015, 6:39am) *

Maybe nobody's noticed yet, you know, with the declining number of active editors.

Edward Creese, Senior advisor - social media at Rio Tinto is at it again, 13th October, 2015, Sam Walsh is apparently trustee of trustee of the Royal Opera House. Now I've worked for tier 1 multinationals for years at level where I mingle with the upper layers of management, and I'd say someone is instructing Edward to make those edits.
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I recall there was a member here from years ago at the Wikipedia review who got a life ban over at Wikipedia for paid editing?

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QUOTE(Brutus @ Sat 17th October 2015, 11:20am) *
trustee of trustee of the Royal Opera House

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Sure. Ker-gory Hogs or some such name.
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