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“Philip Cross” has not had one single day off from editing Wikipedia in almost five years, as noted in this article. “He” has edited every single day from 29 August 2013 to 14 May 2018. That’s 1,721 consecutive days of editing. 133,612 edits to Wikpedia have been made in the name of “Philip Cross” over 14 years. That’s over 30 edits per day, seven days a week. “Philip Cross” is either a very strange person indeed, or is a false persona disguising a paid operation to control wikipedia content, or is a real front person for such an operation in his name.
Why does it matter? The article is focused on the specific purpose of the “Philip Cross operation," in terms of it, or he, systematically attacking and undermining the reputations of a very specific group of people - to make certain that if that reader looks up a person on one side of any issue they will conclude they are thoroughly unreliable and untrustworthy, whereas if they look up someone on the other side of the issue, they will conclude they are a paragon of virtue and entirely to be trusted. The article's main purpose is to draw a conclusion of who is behind the “Philip Cross operation," but a good takeaway from the article is the importance of spotting someone in an online community, who comments on your blogs, who comments on the blogs of others that may be about you, etc., who may have an agenda that undermines what your nonprofit is trying to accomplish.
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