From RIA Novosti:
A regional court in Russia’s Far East ordered an Internet service provider to block 17 websites for extremist content on Wednesday, including a Wikipedia article on Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto “Mein Kampf.”
The restrictions would apply to individual links on sites, including Wikipedia and the popular Russian search engine Yandex and the Kinopoisk film site.
A representative of Rostelecom told RIA Novosti that the company plans to appeal the decision, since all of the offending materials have since been removed.
A November study by Internet watchdog Rublacklist.net [Russian language] found that more than 85,000 websites had been put on the blacklist in the law’s first year of operation. Many of them were unrelated to alleged extremist material since dozens of websites are often hosted by individual web servers tied to a single IP address.
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