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Persistent marketing/agency company focusing on Brazilian and Portuguese entertainers.



10 August 2021: Hebert Neri


Deleted two times in German Wikipedia (de:Hebert Neri) as repeated posting of advertisements. See (label), (label) and (label) (Requests for deletions). --Kolja21 (talk) 22:05, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This appears to be a more complex case which focuses on Hebert Neri on multiple wikis but not exclusively. Following accounts are associated with it:
Mark1340 (CA · xwiki · sc · COIBot report) created article de:Hebert Neri on 7 August 2021 with another edit on 10 August, no other contributions
Monicanunez13 (CA · xwiki · sc · COIBot report) uploaded File:Hebert Felipe Neri.jpg (6 May 2021) and File:Kiarablay.jpg (12 May 2021), account was locked by steward Stanglavine on 1 August 2021
Jsmithn22 (CA · xwiki · sc · COIBot report) uploaded File:Hebertneri.jpg on 2 November 2018 (same picture as File:Hebert Felipe Neri.jpg which was later uploaded by Monicanunez13)
More sockets of Jsmithn22 are documented at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Jsmithn22/Archive. This account created en:Hebert Neri on 22 October 2018 (see log) which was subsequently moved to en:Draft:Hebert Neri on 5 November 2018 and finally deleted on 30 March 2020. In addition (see log), Jsmithn22 created also an article for en:Jennifer Lobo on 8 October 2018 and uploaded pictures of Herbert Neri, Jennifer Lobo, and Fabiano de Abreu. The other confirmed sockets are:
Paulojunior34 (CA · xwiki · sc · COIBot report) created pt:Hebert Neri on 19 April 2019 (see log)
Marcospontes73 (CA · xwiki · sc · COIBot report)
ImperadorPalpatine99 (CA · xwiki · sc · COIBot report) created es:Hebert Neri on 4 July 2019. Later, pt:Hebert Neri was created on 21 September and 7 December 2019 and pt:Hebert Felipe Neri on 10 April 2020 (see log)
From es:wp we come to the next sockpuppet:
JuanRojas22 (CA · xwiki · sc · COIBot report) re-created es:Hebert Neri on 7 October 2020 and pt:Hebert Neri on 14 October 2020. I addition, this account created an article for pt:Rabino Avraham Franco on 19 October 2020 which was subsequently deleted.
--AFBorchert (talk) 13:53, 15 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I found more related wikidata links: Q58099779 (Q58099779), Q31847105 (Q31847105). --AFBorchert (talk) 14:11, 15 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This is back.

Also spammed:

@AFBorchert, Jules*, and DarwIn: I guess it's time to create a case page for this. MER-C 15:00, 19 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Noting historical spam: d:Q72816807 (Miguel Toddy), spam articles never created. MER-C 16:28, 19 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Done for fr-wp. Thanks for the ping. — Jules* talk 21:06, 19 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@MER-C: Cleaning up on the way on wiki.pt, deleted articles for pt:Tulio Borgias & pt:Leticia Dionizio, 4 new socks caught and added to pt:Categoria:!Fantoches de Jsmithn22. Marketer en:Luca Moreira is related to this operation too (biography deleted in wiki.pt as non relevant spam, btw). Most of the promotional content seems to come from MF Press Global. Thank you very much for the ping. - Darwin Ahoy! 22:30, 19 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Also warned the folks at wikinews.pt. - Darwin Ahoy! 22:33, 19 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Updated to add Ricardo Holz. MER-C 16:54, 21 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@AFBorchert and Jules*: I've been reviewing the case for two years and it looks like attempts to promote clients of MF Press Global, a digital marketing company. I would like to point out that I am not accusing the company. However, all pages analyzed were referenced by MF Press advertisements.

The case becomes complex because evidence indicates involvement of smaller companies. In my opinion, we need to act and take actions more harshly to aim for combat. For example, is there a global blacklist of article titles? Edmond Dantès d'un message? 21:41, 19 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Title blacklist. MER-C 18:55, 22 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Created Wikiproject:Antispam/Archives/2021/MF Press Global in preparation for archiving. Commons deletion request has not been actioned yet. After that, some cleanup on Wikidata and we are done (in the absence of new or undiscovered spam). MER-C 09:37, 9 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

The Commons deletion request finally went through. Blocked Riotrics (CA · xwiki · sc · COIBot report) and nominated the Wikidata items for deletion. MER-C 20:44, 7 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
The Wikidata deletion request has been actioned. This is now closed. MER-C 19:41, 19 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]