2 Mar 2022 17:46

Roskomnadzor demands Wikipedia delete Russian-language article about Ukraine situation

MOSCOW. March 2 (Interfax) - Russia's telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor has demanded that an article on the events in Ukraine in which the Prosecutor General's Office found fake information be deleted from Wikipedia, the agency told Interfax.

"On the basis of the requirement issued by the Russian Prosecutor General's Office on March 1, Roskomnadzor sent a notification to the management of the aforementioned Internet resource about the need to delete false information dealing with the special military operation in Ukraine. It involves the website's use of false content aimed to misinform Russian users," the agency said in response to Interfax's request.

"The failure to delete unlawful information as demanded by Roskomnadzor is an administrative offense punishable by a fine of up to 4 million rubles for legal entities," it said.