[Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again

geni geniice at gmail.com
Thu May 9 11:47:08 UTC 2013

On 9 May 2013 12:19, Anthony Cole <ahcoleecu at gmail.com> wrote:

> In your hypothetical case of Russian only being spoken in one country that
> censors "how to smoke marijuana" information:
> If you insist on leaving a paragraph on "how to make a bong" in the
> Russian-language "Marijuana smoking" article, then the article won't be
> accessible to 140,000,000 people; if you remove that paragraph (and any
> others that are censored), the article, and its information about
> psychosis, respiratory effects, geographic distribution, history,
> correlation with tobacco smoking, gateway to harder drugs hypothesis, etc.
> will be available to 140,000,000 people.

The problem is that in the real world it doesn't stop there. States that
have found it easy to censor you once will continue doing so. Today its
about drugs tomorrow its Kirill I of Moscow's watch day after that its
anything critical of Putin. Since this is Russia I expect coverage of the
issue of homosexuality could get interesting.


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