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Russia to punish Wikimedia Foundation over Ukraine conflict ‘fakes’

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Russia to punish Wikimedia Foundation over Ukraine conflict ‘fakes’

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Roskomnadzor says Wikipedia still hosted 'prohibited materials, including fakes about the course of the special military operation on the territory of Ukraine'

LONDON, United Kingdom – Russia’s communications watchdog said on Wednesday, July 20, it was taking steps to punish the Wikimedia Foundation, which hosts online encyclopedia Wikipedia, for violating Russian law around the conflict in Ukraine.

In a statement, Roskomnadzor said that Wikipedia still hosted “prohibited materials, including fakes about the course of the special military operation on the territory of Ukraine,” and that search engines would be used to inform users that Wikimedia violated Russian law.

Roskomnadzor said the measures would remain in place until Wikimedia Foundation becomes fully compliant with Russian law.

Russia introduced sweeping new laws on sharing information about the conflict in Ukraine shortly after the Kremlin ordered tens of thousands of troops to deploy to the country on February 24. – Rappler.com

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