'Who is "Philip Cross" the notorious Wikipedia editor who has made so many people's lives a misery over the past fifteen years due to his relentless malicious editing of their pages and pages on which they are cited?
He's the obsessive, at it night-and-day, 365-days a year Wikipedia editor and online stalker whose account is used to pursue personal and political vendettas, but who, despite great publicity in the spring of 2018 about his activities, which included articles in many media outlets and a BBC World Service radio documentary, is still persecuting people - (or allowing people to be persecuted from his account), on a daily basis.
At the time of writing the Philip Cross account had made a staggering 159,607 Wikipedia edits in a fifteen-year period. Incredibly the Cross account did not take a single day off from editing Wikipedia from 29th August 2013 to 14th May 2018. Not even on five consecutive Christmas Days (note that well).
Many of these edits are simply tidying up jobs. But that provides the camouflage for what the account is really used for. Damaging the reputation of those people the account holder doesn't like- or simply removing references to them altogether even if the sources are "reliable". Anti-war activists are a regular target. On Twitter, he has called his targets "goons". So much for editorial impartiality.
Among Cross's online victims are George Galloway (almost 2000 edits up to last year!), Craig Murray, Media Lens and myself. He's also not too keen on John Pilger, Seumas Milne, Rania Khalek, Edward S. Herman, Matthew Gordon Banks, Dr Piers Robinson, Professor Tim Hayward or anyone who questions the official War Party narrative on Syria and Yugoslavia, while recently he also seems to have gone to war against the writer Alexander Waugh (over 50 edits since September 17th)
A ban on editing pages connected to UK politics has given some of his victims a respite, but overall it hasn"t cramped his style.'
Read more: Andrew Philip Cross: Wikipedia Editing Scandal Continues (But For How Much Longer?)
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