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Russian Wikipedia Protests Government Censor Law

  • BBC, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 1:21 PM

The Russian version of Wikipedia has shut down for 24 hours in protest at a law that would give the government powers to blacklist certain sites. Visitors to the site see a black line across the site's logo and a message explaining the move. The government says it wants greater powers to block sites that show child pornography, promote teenage suicide, and spread information about drugs. But Wikipedia likens the proposed law to the Great Firewall of China.

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