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Wikipedia Russia, other sites protest proposed Internet 'censorship' law

The story, "Wikipedia Russia, other sites protest proposed Internet 'censorship' law," posted Tuesday, incorrectly described legislation proposed in the Russian assembly's State Duma. The legislation is comprised of different amendments to current laws.

The language in the first and fourth paragraphs describing the legislation has been changed in the story on the wire for clarification.

The first paragraph now reads:

The Russian version of Wikipedia went black on Tuesday to protest against a proposed bill that could become the basis for Internet censorship.

The fourth paragraph now reads:

If the legislation, comprising a series of amendments to current laws, is adopted with the proposed amendments, this might lead to the creation of a Russian analogue of "the great Chinese firewall" or an "electronic curtain," Medeyko said, adding that in a worst-case scenario access to Wikipedia might be blocked in Russia.


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