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Can Mukesh Ambani control Free Wikipedia?

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Recently while adding some information (link to a Hindi Podcast that dwelled on the subject of the first stone pelting student at the “Reliance Fresh” outlet at Ranchi) to the English Wikipedia article Reliance Fresh I came across a user “Ril editor” who would repeatedly delete my entry. The user is apparently a worker of Mukesh Ambani who keeps an eye on anything “malicious” towards the company and promptly deletes it. When conveyed to an administrator no action has been taken so far.

I doubt Mr Ambani has any idea about what Wikipedia stands for? If he had, he wouldn’t probably have hired people to bully around on the largest free wiki on the earth.

Here is the what the profile of the said user proclaims adamantly on Wikipedia:

This id is being used by the Chairman’s office (Office of Mr. Mukesh D Ambani) at Reliance Industries Limited from Mumbai – India. Information updated from this ID should not be changed or removed as the information from this ID originates from Mr. Mukesh Ambani’s office and will be authentic.

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Company name etymologies

Did you know that Cisco is not an acronym but a short name for San Francisco or that the name LG is in fact a combination of two popular Korean brands Lucky and Goldstar or that Mitch Kapor got the name for his company from The Lotus Position or Padmasana. You may find a list of company names with explanation of the origin of their names at the Wikipedia?