Russia returns to the charge against Wikipedia for the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine continues to be a source of controversy over the handling of information, and Russia has again accused Wikipedia for allegedly disclosing “inaccurate” data. the Roskomnadzorthe Russian body that regulates the media, put the Free Encyclopedia back in the spotlight and threatens to fine him.

As published by the body on its website, Wikipedia promotes “an exclusively anti-Russian interpretation of events”. Because of this, you asked the platform to remove the content you consider incorrect, which has not happened so far (and is unlikely to happen).

“Recently, Wikipedia began to massively publish material spreading false information about the special military operation in Ukraine and the actions of the armed forces of the Russian Federation. Wikipedia has become a new line of constant information attacks against Russians,” Roskomnadzor reported.

Regulators insist that if Free Encyclopedia officials don’t back down from their stance, they could receive a fine of up to 4 million rubles, which converts to just under $47,000. For now, as collected PCMagthe Wikimedia Foundation has not commented on this.

Since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Wikipedia has also been part of the tension generated by the conflict. The terminology used in the Russian version of the article detailing the confrontation has been the main source of controversy among editors. Indeed, after a long discussion managed to hold the title “Russian Invasion of Ukraine 2022”; previously, attempts had been made to amend it to include terms such as “aggression” or “special military operation”.