| 'Feliks' |
|Interests|| • Wikipedia|
• Daniele Ganser
very busy Wikipedia (German edition) editor that was exposed as an German and Israeli reserve officer
Feliks, born Jörg Egerer, as an adult changed to Jörg Matthias Claudius Grünewald, is an editor of the German edition of Wikipedia. Similar to the British Philip Cross, he was exposed for his systematic defaming of people going against the established narrative. In January 2021, a German court ordered him to pay 8000 euro damages to Elias Davidsson for defamation.
Jörg Egerer was born in Bavaria, took a juridical degree, and served in the German armed forces (Bundeswehr) as a lieutenant in the reserve. His connection with the German army is proven at least until year 2015. After changing religion and last name, he was also active in the Israeli armed forces for a limited time, as a member of the Sar-El volunteer unit, in addition to his Bundeswehr activities.
He is active in the German Left Party and was treasurer in a local branch there. According to internal reports by the party, there were irregularities with donation receipts, which were investigated after his resignation.
Similar to the British 'Philip Cross', Feliks edited several thousand entries, while using his unassailable position as editor to make sure no counter-narratives could get in.
The targets for his editing were in large part critics of the United States, NATO and Israel, and events that deal with these subjects. For example, his Wikipedia editing of the Israeli prison Camp 1391 removed any mention of torture.
Another target was opposing factions in the Left Party, where his party opponents got mercilessly edited in Wikipedia with no recourse and no way of changing the entry. He edited about 50 cases, where he discredited about a dozen of the party members, through association with "anti-Semitism" and other career-ending descriptions. Others he gave glowing reviews, depending on the party member's view Israeli politics.
When his victims complained to Wikipedia, they found there were no way to change it. Any attempts were ruthlessly re-edited and the editors banned from Wikipedia, some for life. The complainers found there were no ways to appeal this to other instances in the Wikipedia system. Also, there was even no legal recourse against it - they were not able to sue Feliks under German law for defamation, since he couldn't be identified.
Part of larger networks?
Feliks frequently collaborate with a larger number of editors dealing with the same subjects, many with connections to a net portal called Ruhrbarone, Psiram and the so-called "Anti-Deutsche", a sectarian left-wing group. Having a nominal political hard left view, they by twists of logic consistently support US imperial/transatlantic interests/wars and Israeli hardline views. The group also has its foundation in the 'skeptic movement' (criticism of alternative medicine), leading it to often fail in the other direction and shill for big pharma on Wikipedia.
|Unmasking a Wikipedia Propagandist - Helen Buyniski interview with Dirk Pohlmann.|
The investigative journalists Markus Fiedler and Dirk Pohlmann discovered and disclosed the true identity of the Wikipedia author 'Feliks' in 2018, after prolonged investigative work. 'Feliks' sued Fiedler and Pohlmann for his right to remain anonymous. In 2018, the District Court in Hamburg ruled that they had the right to de-anonymize him, as a matter of public interest.  They also exposed other Wikipedia editors ('Kopilot' and others) for similar systematic activities, and have done extensive research on Wikipedia manipulation.
“Wikipedia is not just what it appears to be. It is more than a lexicon. It is also a bogus encyclopedia, a small but effective opinion manipulation machine. In certain areas, the encyclopedia becomes a pseudo-encyclopedia and has for years been dominated by a small group consisting of approx. 200 people. The only thing remaining is something that looks like a reference book, but is in the hands of dogmatists and people who write in Wikipedia non-stop, but have no qualifications in the areas they write about.”
Dirk Pohlmann, Markus Fiedler (24 December 2018) 
Fined for defamation
A Quote by 'Feliks'
|'Feliks'||“Wikipedia is not just what it appears to be. It is more than a lexicon. It is also a bogus encyclopedia, a small but effective opinion manipulation machine. In certain areas, the encyclopedia becomes a pseudo-encyclopedia and has for years been dominated by a small group consisting of approx. 200 people. The only thing remaining is something that looks like a reference book, but is in the hands of dogmatists and people who write in Wikipedia non-stop, but have no qualifications in the areas they write about.”||24 December 2018|