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When my baby lies to me, I go to Rio (Tinto)

Rio Tinto is having a nightmare 2020, even by 2020 standards.

Well, at least in PR terms. As a mining company it still enjoys the pleasure of having unconditional political support and metric squoodles of money, but its recent commitment to evil has lowered its public standing somewhat.

First there was that whole thing where it blew up a sacred site in Western Australia, despite knowing its historical and cultural significance. Then there was a public apology followed by an assurance to shareholders that the company wasn’t actually sorry for blowing up the Juukan Gorge caves but for the fallout from the up-blowing, which naturally leaked to the public and necessitated further apologies.