Russia fines Wikipedia owner for Ukraine war entries

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A Russian court on Tuesday fined the Wikimedia Foundation, which owns Wikipedia, 2 million rubles (R$166,000 at current rates) for articles related to the war in Ukraine, the chief told Reuters. of the foundation’s branch in Russia.

Stanislav Kozlovsky said the penalty came because the entity did not delete entries and text entries that Russia demanded be removed. Wikimedia has stated that it will appeal.

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“We still have a pretty strong legal procedural position, so we have reason to believe that we will be able to reverse this fine and those issued in April,” explained Kozlovsky, referring to previous fines totaling 5 million rubles.

Kozlovsky said there is a risk that the number of cases against the Wikimedia Foundation will increase.

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There are many articles on Wikipedia about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and only three court cases so far, he said.

Russia describes its war in Ukraine as a “special military operation”.

Source: CNN Brasil

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