Wikipedia refused censorship request for Russian invasion

The Wikimedia Foundation has issued a statement in support of Russian Wikipedia volunteers following a request for censorship by Internet regulators.ukraine war

Technology and communications regulator Roskomnadzor has threatened to block one Russian-language Wikipedia page covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine, claiming it contained "false messages" about war victims and the effects of economic sanctions, among others.

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media), or Roskomnadzor for short, is the Russian Federal Executive Service responsible for monitoring, controlling and monitoring censorship of the Russian media.

"On March 1, 2022, the Wikimedia Foundation received a request from the Russian government to remove content related to the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine published by volunteer contributors to the Russian Wikipedia," a statement sent to The Verge via email.

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"As always, the Wikipedia is an important source of reliable, and factual information in this crisis. Recognizing this important role, we will not back down in the face of censorship and intimidation efforts by members of our foundation. "Our mission is to offer free knowledge to the world."

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