Russia fines Wikipedia owner over 'fake information' about Ukraine conflict

A Moscow court on Thursday fined the Wikimedia Foundation, owner of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, 2 million roubles ($24,525) for failing to remove what the court termed "fake information" about Russia's military campaign in Ukraine, Interfax reported.

The Wikimedia Foundation has been hit with a string of fines as Moscow pursues a drive to crack down on independent sources of information. Wikimedia has previously said information that Russian authorities have complained about was well sourced and in line with Wikipedia standards.


($1 = 81.5500 roubles)

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