[Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia goes on strike

Nikola Smolenski smolensk at eunet.rs
Wed Jul 11 10:58:07 UTC 2012

On 11/07/12 09:57, Fred Bauder wrote:
> Try
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/10/russian-wikipedia-shut-down-protest?INTCMP=SRCH
> It is quite possible, as in China, political censorship is the actual
> purpose, and pornography, and whatever, is just the excuse.

Yes, but this has nothing to do with Putin. First, it doesn't seem that 
this law is pushed personally by Putin. Second, Russian Wikipedians 
would be against the law regardless of whether it is pushed by Putin or 
not. Third, a anti-Putin pro-Western government could be expected to be 
even worse in this regard.

>> On 11/07/12 09:40, Milos Rancic wrote:
>>> Yep, I forgot it. BTW, note the comments below RIA Novosti news on
>>> Russian Wikipedia strike [1]. That baseline fluctuates a lot :)
>>> [1] http://en.ria.ru/society/20120710/174509543.html
>> By the way, Western media are spinning this to be an anti-Putin protest,
>> see f.e.
>> http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/10/russian-wikipedia-shut-down-protest

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