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Wikipedia blocked in China

All language versions of Wikipedia have been blocked in inland China since April, the Wikimedia foundation has established.

Internet censorship researchers establish that Wikipedia had joined thousands of other websites which cannot be read in China.

The country had formerly banned the Chinese language version of the site, but the block has now been extended.

Wikimedia said it had established “no notice” of the move.

In a statement, the foundation said: “In late April, the Wikimedia Foundation resolute that Wikipedia was no longer open in China. After closely analyzing our internal traffic reports, we can confirm that Wikipedia is currently blocked across all language versions.”

The free community-edited encyclopedias has been irregularly blocked by authorities around the world.

In 2017, the site was blocked in Turkey and it has been blocked recurrently in Venezuela this year.

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