User talk:Abraham Cohen

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Abraham Cohen, you are invited to the Teahouse[edit]

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Violations of Wikipedia policies[edit]

How does it feel, being exposed to national ridicule for entirely scrubbing the page about your employer to remove any negative material? Activist (talk) 22:40, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

  • Truth is, most people will never hear about it, let alone care. This is a huge deal for you because you have some axe to grind with GEO group, but this "exposure" will mainly be seen by activists and not much else. The vasty majority spend more time worrying about Kim Kardashian's escapades. Niteshift36 (talk) 20:34, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Conflict of interest[edit]

Hello, Abraham Cohen. We welcome your contributions to Wikipedia, but if you are affiliated with some of the people, places or things you have written about in the article GEO Group, you may need to consider our guidance on conflicts of interest.

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For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have a conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for organizations. Thank you. --Drm310 (talk) 03:22, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

ACLU Blog Entry on "a series of highly unusual edits"[edit]

For future reference, this account has been implicated as a public-relations sock puppet by at least one notable source.

GEO's corporate relations department also made a series of highly unusual edits to the company's Wikipedia page shortly after the stadium story broke. On February 20, a user named Abraham Cohen rewrote the page, replacing the "Controversies" section (which previously described deaths, denials of medical care, and prisoner uprisings at GEO prisons) with quotes from GEO's annual report, and rewriting the first paragraph of the article to describe GEO as "the world's leading provider of correctional, detention, and community reentry services."

The above quote is from http://www.aclu.org/blog/prisoners-rights-criminal-law-reform/private-prison-company-doctors-its-own-wikipedia-page-and for reference. Rorybowman (talk) 20:07, 4 March 2013 (UTC)