Russian Authorities Seeking To Ban All Of Wikipedia

Russian media watchdogs are at it again, this time threatening to block online encyclopedia Wikipedia as a page on the site reportedly made references to cannabis.

Roskomnadzor, the same Russian authority that issued the block on Reddit, has apparently asked Wikipedia to take down a page that discusses the drug charas.

Since Wikipedia uses the hppts protocol and Russian ISPs lack the expensive equipment that’s required to block single pages, the whole of Wikipedia could get blocked for all of Russia.

Once the notice was sent to Wikipedia, users have changed the name and URL to the offending page, and removed all but scientific U.N. links to the article. Russian officials still deem the changes unsatisfactory.

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