Wikipedia responds to Chinese government ban (Chinatechnews)

After being inaccessible for about 48 hours, Wikipedia opened up to mainland Chinese users again on June 17. During the ban, Wikipedia’s founder, James Wales commented on the event to Chinatechnews with following words: “By policy, Wikipedia is not a political site in any way. We are a general reference encyclopedia with a strong neutrality policy. Articles are carefully researched and reviewed by Chinese people in Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as mainland China. Therefore, Wikipedia is an excellent test case. When Wikipedia is blocked, it can not be claimed that only lies or propaganda are blocked, because we are neither. When we are blocked, it is information itself that is being blocked.”

Thanks to Greg Puhl for sending CDN this article.


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