The Wikimedia Foundation was fined 2 million roubles ($27,000) by a Russian court on Tuesday after the authorities accused it of failing to delete “misinformation” about the Russian military from Wikipedia, the courts service said.
Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine last year, Russia introduced sweeping new laws restricting what people can report about the conflict, fining or blocking websites that spread information at odds with the Kremlin’s official narrative.
Wikimedia, which owns Wikipedia, was already fined last year after it failed to delete two articles related to the war, including one on “evaluations of Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine”.
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Russia fines Wikipedia for publishing facts instead of Kremlin war propaganda https://t.co/k5sOcCAa8i by @JBrodkin
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