In Moscow (Russia), the court No. 422 Tagansky district fined the non-profit Wikimedia organization 3 million rubles (about 38,000 USD) for publishing 7 articles on the Wikipedia page with ‘unreliable’ content about the campaign. military in Ukraine.
Accordingly, Judge Timur Vakhrameev sentenced Wikimedia for not deleting information banned in Russia (according to clause 2 of article 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Violations), with 7 articles containing content that narrated the development of the conflict from the perspective of Ukraineincluding the conflict at Bucha, the destruction of a hospital and theater in Mariupol.
Wikimedia has been fined by Russia for publishing false information about the Ukraine conflict on Wikipedia
Before that, Roskomnadzor (the federal watchdog for communications, technology Russian news and mass media), has repeatedly asked Wikipedia to remove the aforementioned articles.
According to OVD-NewsRoskomnadzor argues that Wikipedia “has become a constant stream of information attacking the Russians”, where “authors intentionally post false information in a way that looks real”.