Wikipedia blackout protests censorship in Russia

The Russian version of Wikipedia is experiencing a blackout in protest of proposed legislation that will allow the Russian government to censor certain sites and pages online.

If the law passes, the government will create a federal agency tasked with maintaining a list of banned sites.

The front page of the Russian Wikipedia now shows a censored image, with Russian text saying: “Imagine a world without free knowledge.”

The site will remain barred throughout Tuesday (10 July 2012).

Wikipedia Russia's landing page
Source: The Verge

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Wikipedia blackout protests censorship in Russia