As their naming rights deal became national news, a Wikipedia user named Abraham Cohen
attacking the page, clearing the entire "controversies" section and replacing it with, essentially, a PR packet.
As first noted by the Huffington Post, Abraham Cohen is a spokesperson for Geo Group, and the new material contained multiple instances of the pronouns "we" and "our."
This, obviously, is seen as bad form on Wikipedia and editors almost immediately began fighting back, both restoring the deleted section and calling out Cohen.
After the page was restored, an anonymous IP address which leads back to Geo Group's servers showed up on the page claiming that the PR information Abe
had added wasn't PR information at all, but was an accurate reflection of the company's history.
"In February 2013, the GEO Group
purchased naming rights to Florida Atlantic University's new football stadium. On February 20, after the naming rights deal became public, a Wikipedia editor named "Abraham Cohen
", the name of a GEO Group spokesman, deleted the "Controversies" section of the firm's Wikipedia article, replacing it with content copied from the firm's shareholder prospectus.