Friday, April 5, 2013

Russia Bans Wikipedia

The Russian watchdog Roskomnadzor ordered the Russian version of Wikipedia placed on the list of banned sites. The step is related to the article "Cannabis smoking" in Wikipedia. The article itself was found illegal by the Russian narcotics agency in December 2012. Since Wikipedia has not removed the article, it was blacklisted. This means that internet providers must block access to the page or, absent such technicaal possibility, to the whole site.

UPDATE: Russian Wikipedia administration does not intend to remove the questionable article

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