Moscow is threatening to block Wikipedia in the country if the site does not delete information on dead Russian soldiers and military violence against civilians. This was reported by the Vice.com website, explaining that the editors of the Russian version of Wikipedia received a memo from the censorship agency Roskomnadzor stating that the article “Russian invasion of Ukraine (2022)” contains false and violent information. federal law. Specifically, he cites the list of Russian military victims, as well as Ukrainian civilians and children, as false, and asks the editors of the site to delete this information.
The article in question mentions the number of victims of the Russian and Ukrainian governments, which varies from hour to hour. Ukraine’s toll is 352 civilians killed and 1,684 wounded and more than 110 Ukrainian soldiers killed; Russia claims that 200 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and two Russian soldiers. Ukraine claims there were 5,710 Russian military casualties and 200 captured. According to Vice.com, it’s not the first threat from Roskomnadzor, they’ve received dozens of them over the years. Yesterday the Wikimedia Foundation, which heads Wikipedia, published a statement supporting free access to information during this conflict, explaining that it is “actively working with affected communities to identify potential threats to information on Wikimedia projects and supporting editors and administrators. volunteers who act as the first line of defense against the manipulation of facts and knowledge “.
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