The Fake Accounts Whitewashing Oligarchs’ Wikipedia Pages

An investigation by Wikipedia’s community-run newspaper reveals that up to 50 fake accounts linked to PR firms have edited the articles of Russian oligarchs, some of them with close ties to President Vladimir Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shaking hands with Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, in 2018.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shaking hands with Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, in 2018.
Omer Benjakob
Omer Benjakob

Is Oleg Deripaska an oligarch or a business magnate? Was Alisher Usmanov ever convicted of a crime?

A recent investigation by Wikipedia’s community-run newspaper suggests that a number of oligarchs linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin hired PR firms that, among their “reputation management” services, whitewashed their clients’ Wikipedia articles, thus deciding the questions above. 

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