Wikipedia: Academi

Remember how Blackwater changed their name to “Xe Services,” to outrun their reputation? Well, it caught up with them, so now they’ve changed their name again—they’re “Academi.” Nowhere on does the word “Blackwater” even appear. 

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6 replies on “Wikipedia: Academi”

  1. I thought there are new owners and management of Xe, hence the name change and another attempt to shake stigma. Not as disingenuous as the renaming from Blackwater to Xe, but they changed the name for the same reasons.

  2. I hate Blackwater as much as anyone and I’ll continue calling them that — they’ve earned their reputation. But a quick Google search shows Blackwater is all over the site.

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