Kremlin demands that providers block Russian Wikipedia




According to Wikimedia claims the Russian authority in the field of communications providers to block the country Wikipedia. The blockade would follow a request to Wikimedia to remove a page about a kind of hash. Wikimedia does not meet this request.

The authority, Roskomnadzor, has ordered the blockade of the Russian Wikipedia but it is not clear whether all providers have already set these. The measure is a result of the presence of a Wikipedia-page over charas, a given hash-shape. The Roskomnadzor want to see removed this page because there described how the substance is to make, but here Wikimedia refuses to go in.

“Censorship Wikipedia goes against the Wikimedia vision: a world where everyone has free access to the sum of all knowledge”, the Wikimedia Foundation makes a statement out on TechCrunch. However, Wikipedia editors have the article amended to allow this in their own words meet the ‘standard for neutrality and reliability. ” Made among others are links to appropriate resources. In addition, a notification banner alerts users that the site will be blocked.

It is not the first time that Wikipedia is likely to be blocked in Russia. In 2013 happened which is also an article about cannabis.


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