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Putin calls for Russian Wikipedia Alternative

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for the creation of a Russian Alternative to the Online reference Wikipedia. It would be better to replace Wikipedia by a local Online encyclopedia.

Putin said on Tuesday: "The will then be at least reliable information, presented on a good, modern way."

critics warn

The Moscow government is planning the deployment of the equivalent of 24 million euros for the creation of their own Wikipedia Version. A few days ago, a new Internet law was already in force, which enable centralized control of data traffic and a "sovereign", from foreign servers independent of the Internet is to create.

critics of the flagella of the law as an attempt of the Russian Internet from the global data - and information flows and the content at any time control to decouple. So far, the Internet was one of the few free spaces in which the Opposition or government critics, their opinions could spread. (chk/sda)

Created: 06.11.2019, 04:37 PM

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