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[Paid editing by Foundation insiders] Anthere (Flo Devouard) 
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Florence Devouard &Co. paid to edit Wikipedia on 27/04/2016 by Nicolas English translation (c) 2017- by Wikipedia Critics using Trados Studio and proprietary scripts.

We see here the phenomenon of public relations firms intervening on Wikipedia themselves or with the complicity of proxyies. Sometimes people directly involved in the affairs of Wikimedia and Wikipedia create their own e-reputation company.

Let's start with the veteran Florence Devouard ( Anthere , it's public). According to her on-line resume, she is an agricultural engineer (DEA 1992) and obtained a Master's degree in computer science (multimedia systems) in 1996 while she is on CNRS (1-year fixed-term contract); She also trained as a web developer and developer in 2000. She then moved to the private sector at Quantix Agro, a small business in Clermont-Ferrand, specializing in tools for sales and decision support for large cereal agronmy groups.

She was one of seven French Wikipedia administrators appointed by Jimmy Wales in 2002. Her career in the foundation is impressive: a founding member of Wikimedia France (WMFr), a member of its first board of directors (2004) and a member of the board of the Wikimedia Foundation Inc. (WMF) at the same time, Treasurer of WMFr (2006), she is a non-elected candidate at the WMFr AG in 2007. She succeeds Jimmy Wales as President of the WMFr.WMF from October 2006 to July 2008. She was re-elected to the WMFr Board in 2009 (member) and reimbursedby the association a "contribution to the cost of the award of merit" in her favor (16 May 2008) ... She becomes treasurer (2011) and then vice-president (2012). There is no election in 2013 and she is no longer a member of the board in 2014. She is still a director and a bureaucrat on French Wikipedia, as well as Advisory board member of the parent company. It also organizes Wikipedia workshops for SUPSI . Her CV on LinkedIn takes a lot of liberties with reality and she presents herself as still vice-chair of the board of directors of WMFr.

Florence Devouard is especially one of the first on the French WMF to have dipped her fingers in the honeypot with her company Anthere Consulting , created in July 2008, at the very moment of her resignation as president of the WMF. It offers services such as "managing its digital image"
"For the tenth time, you are trying to create an article about your company on Wikipedia and for the 10th time, the article is deleted. Why ? What to do ? Your business carries a fantastic cultural history. How to share and showcase it on participative sites? If you are confronted with one of its problems (or a similar problem), do not hesitate to contact me. "

It must be mentioned that F. Devouard knows the workings of Wikipedia and knows well how to exploit her sinister relations in all versions of Wikipedia. Michelin, Danone, Generali, Crédit Agricole and even Dassault Systems (where her associate admin Arkanosis works) ... She is also a member of the Advisory Board of NETSTRATEGY / JMC, an e-reputation firm whose list Of customers is impressive.

Danone
As far as Danone is concerned , his perfectly innocuous intervention coincides with the much less neutral one of Solarys which modifies the article for 3 years and wrote 52.8% of the current text. The Solarys user page clearly states: "I work for Danone, Audemars, Piguet, The Kooples and Michaël Aguilar and artist François Groslière in order to improve their WP pages. The Solarys account has contributed only 3 Wikipedia articles: Danone (and yoghurt), Lancel leather goods ( 64.2% of the text ) and Longchamps ( 50.5% of the text ), transformed In real news reports.

On the Danone article , we find a hypertrophied "commitments" section and a "controversies" section at a minimum where the conviction for unfair competition is not even mentioned. Solarys even prepares massive arguments about the benefits of yoghurt regarding sexual performance but dare not yet incorporate them into the article. Maybe Danone forgot to pay it after July 2015 ... At the end of November 2013, an IP raises the problemin the discussion page concerning Danone and concludes: "If the"encyclopedia "is written by those who are interested ... It is not an encyclopedia. It's a prospectus. This message is still superbly ignored by Wikipedia watchdogs ( for example , Nouill and bis ) or otherwise more reactive on the article Asselineau for example.

In the history of the article on Longchamp (company), besides Solarys, there are proxies very direct and single-ominded like Longchampwiki , Piaskowskilongchamp (15.8% of the text, probably the communication assistant Alexia Piaskowski Works for Longchamp since 2011) and Longchamp1948 .

Dassault Systèmes
Returning to the article Dassault Systèmes - client of F. Devouard - in whose history we find the pseudo Mrs. Plume, only concerned about the biography of Bernard Charlès and Dassault Systèmes of which he is the director ... We also find the hand of the Arkanosis administrator Jérémie Roquet, also an employee of Dassault Systèmes via its subsidiary Exalead, who comes to check if the work has been done well and the hand of JLM , serial deletionist and specialist of the POV-pushing right, Advertising as if there were no problems.

Are Solarys and Mrs Plume the pen names or subcontractors of Anthere? The high priestess of Wikipedia &co is not stupid to the point of performing menial tasks with her own sockpuppets (the "false noses" are not prohibited) and the subcontracting is an avowed method of the e-reputation firms active on Wikipedia.

An angel of the comm ...
In the Dassault Systèmes publicity story, there are also single-entry accounts such as this obviously promotional section or the more interesting Hkabla profile that does not make any mystery about its identity on its PU. Hervé Kabla , former employee of Dassault Systèmes (May 1990 to January 2008), co-founder of Media Aces - the association of corporate social media professionals - and co-founder and CEO of Be AngelsWhich "helps companies to develop their digital communication byintegrating the social web" such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. ", Prodigal" advice and strategic recommendations: audit, watch and e-reputation ". He does not forget to mention his presence on Wikipedia in several languages ​​and pushes the cork up to the promotion of his own writings .

In the chapter "Social networks and directories", Hervé Kabla addresses the subject: " Wikipedia for its external links - to consume in moderation. [...] Wikipedia, by its richness and the relevance of its content [LOL!] Often land on the first page of a Google query. The temptation is then great to go winkling out a few well chosen pages of links to a site, a blog, a Twitter account ... Update the Wikipedia page ofbusiness, if it exists, or create it if it does not exist, Is commonsense. Be careful, however, not to adopt a too commercial approach, banned from Wikipedia. [...] The best method is to contact one of the Wikipedia moderators [ editor's note ] and take his opinion, or even get his approval [ ed ] how much? Before writing your links. It must be said that he believes in it as hard as iron : " Wikipedia, the most beautiful project carried by mankind since the invention of writing. Theextent of knowledge and the universal scope of this free, collaborativetool that serves me daily is not sufficiently measured. I've been contributing to Wikipedia for just ten years, and I'm a woolly Rhinoceros, it seems. "You're talking ... it's the product he sells to his customers! He does not miss a university of MEDEF where he can promote his small company and make useful contacts.

In exploring the contributions of Hervé Kabla , there are a lot of subjects concerning Judaism and Israel with a particularly neutral point of view, of course ... But also public reports such as that of businessman Gregory Katz Who seems to intervene himself on his biography, just like a monomaniac account ) or inserts concerning his works . Hkabla intervenes regularly on the Alcatel-Lucent pages whose history keeps track of a pseudo-less fortunate , Psealcatel , who dares to introduce a chapter on the social conflict of 2007, immediately reverted by former administrator David Berardan who pursues with the The removal of Alcatel-Lucent Social Movement 2007 and the immediate abolition of Alcatel-Lucent's PSE because reporting on social movements is confusing on an advertising site.


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Thanks, I'm adding this to the book notes. Had not looked at her post-Director history very closely.


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