Russia threatens to block access to Wikipedia

Russian telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor sent a notice to Wikimedia ‘about the need to remove false information concerning the special military operation in Ukraine based on demand from the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office’. Roskomnadzor also warned that measures might be taken to restrict access to Wikipedia on the territory of the Russian Federation.According to Wikimedia’s translation of Roskomnadzor’s notice, the Russian agency demanded that Wikimedia Russia address users’ edits concerning ‘information about numerous casualties among the military personnel of the Russian Federation, as well as the civilian population of Ukraine, including number of children,’ as well as ‘the need to withdraw funds from accounts in banks of the Russian Federation in connection with the sanctions imposed by foreign states’.