Russia imposes a fine on Wikipedia as ``I wrote information different from the government's view''

Since the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine, Russia has enacted laws that can block or fine sites that spread information that contradicts the government's official stance. It turned out that a Russian court fined the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia, with a fine of 2 million rubles (about 3.6 million yen), saying that Wikipedia violated this law.

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The Russian side claims that Wikipedia had an error in an article about the Russian military and that the fine was imposed because the incorrect information was not removed despite a request to remove it.

This is the third time the Wikimedia Foundation has been fined by Russia since it invaded Ukraine. Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, it threatened to fine Wikipedia for providing false information.

Russia warns that ``Wikipedia is posting false information'' and will be fined more than 5 million yen-GIGAZINE

After all, ' Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022 ', ' Battle of Kyiv (2022) ', ' War crimes during Russia's invasion of Ukraine (Russian version) ', ' Bombing of a hospital in Mariupol ', ' Bombing of a theater in Mariupol ' A fine of 5 million rubles (about 9 million yen) was imposed for six articles of ' Bucha massacre '.

Furthermore, in November 2022 , two million rubles (approximately 3.6 million yen) has been imposed.

The Wikimedia Foundation has appealed these fines, but one appeal has already been dismissed by a Moscow court.

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