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Who is Philip Cross?
Wkipedia contributor "Mojito Paraiso" recently tried the experiment of creating an entry for "Philip Cross" the apparently pseudonymous editor/contributor who has been a persistent defamer/disinfo source, making rapid-fire and negative editing of the Wikipedia entries for many alt-media and "pro-Russia" journalists and commentators.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the article was disappeared very rapidly. And in what looks a lot like overkill, Mojito_Paraiso was then banned from editing in perpetuity. Apparently defaming John Pilger, George Galloway, Media Lens etc is acceptable Wikiconduct, but drawing attention to the persona responsible is a banning offence

Here is the text of the now-vanished entry on Philip Cross. Judge for yourselves if the response was deserved,
Philip Cross is a self-described jazz and drama enthusiast. He is also a controversial Wikipedia user and editor who dedicates considerable effort to editing Wikipedia entries for well-known British anti-establishment journalists, bloggers, authors and academics such as:
  • George Galloway
  • Neil Clark
  • Craig Murray
  • Media Lens
  • Gilad Atzmon
  • Tim Hayward
  • Piers Robinson
Cross' edits in relation to the above parties are generally disparaging, however, the quantity and frequency of the edits suggest that "Philip Cross" may be a pseudonym for a group of like-minded individuals acting in concert. Edit references are provided below
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Craig_Murray&action=history
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Pilger&offset=20170512174605&action=history
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Media_Lens&action=history
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=George_Galloway&offset=20180114204444&action=history
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gilad_Atzmon&action=history
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tim_Hayward_(academic)&action=history
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Piers_Robinson&action=history