Russia to block 4 articles about drugs on Wikipedia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Notifications of amendment to the Integrated registry of prohibited information have already sent
19:49, 23 November 2015


Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications will insert to the integrated registry of prohibited information 4 articles from the Internet-encyclopedia Wikipedia, which contain information about drugs – informed press service of Roskomnadzor (Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation) in Twitter.

“As the result of investigations the information in 4 articles on Wikipedia was declared prohibited. Notifications of amendment to the integrated registry of prohibited information were sent,” – said the message.

The fifth article about JWH-018 was not insert to the registry because prohibited information was deleted by administration.

Earlier Roskomnadzor has admitted information in 5 articles of Russian-language Wikipedia as prohibited because of facts about drugs in them.

The scandal connected with Wikipedia emerged because of article “Charas” in August recent year the article described a method of preparing drugs.

The resource became unavailable for series of users on August 24 in the evening. The article was edited, after what Roskomnadzor unblocked the resource.

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