Russia warns Wikipedia over ‘inaccurate information’ regarding war in Ukraine

Russia’s tech and communications regulator issued a warning to Wikipedia regarding misinformation about the war in Ukraine, the latest in the country’s Big Tech crackdown.

The administration behind the online encyclopedia has been notified that it must “immediately remove inaccurate information” pertaining to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, according to the statement issued by Russia regulator Roskomnadzor on Thursday. Failure to remove the misinformation would lead to a fine of up to 4 million rubles, the equivalent of roughly $47,270.

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