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Wikipedia banned in China

Last Updated on 2020/12/06

All editions of Wikipedia in China have been blocked.

Related: The Chinese Media Model

Until a few days ago only the Chinese version and some pages concerning sensitive topics such as the Dalai Lama and the Tiananmen massacre were censored.

The block has been in place since late April.

Wikimedia Foundation in a statement said it had not received any official communication in this regard.

Wikipedia since the first half of the past decade is under the sights of the Chinese authorities and has been repeatedly censored over time.

China banned Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, Whatsapp, and many other applications and websites, which remain accessible only through the use of VPN platforms, which bypass “Great Firewall” of China.

According to the World Press Freedom Index, China is ranked 177 out of 180 countries analyzed.

According to the study conducted by Reporters Without Borders, China not only systematically implements censorship at the local level but also actively seeks to infiltrate foreign organizations to limit criticism or to spread propaganda.

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