Update: The Associated Press reports the ban has been lifted hours after it was imposed

According to AP, Russian state media regulator Roskomnadzor removed Wikipedia from the list of banned websites early Tuesday morning, saying that the information in the article had been edited — thus complying with the court decision. Internet users noted that Wikipedia didn’t seem to have edited the entry but only renamed its title

Roskomnadzor ordered all Russian ISPs to block access to Wikipedia Monday because of an article containing a recipe for creating charas, a type of hashish

Following a June court decision rendering the article illegal, Roskomnadzor sent a letter to Wikipedia’s administrators in Russia on Thursday, asking them to remove the offending article and threatening to block the entire site if they fail to do so Read more…

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Source: Mashable


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