- Internet censorship researchers have found that China has blocked Wikipedia. China had previously banned the Chinese language version of the site as well as the pages for sensitive search terms such as Dalai Lama and the Tiananmen massacre. Wikipedia is a free community-edited encyclopaedia
- Wikipedia has a growing list of websites such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn that cannot be accessed in China.
- In 2017, the Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey and it has been blocked intermittently in Venezuela earlier in 2019.
- China has long been enforcing mechanisms to deter criticism and spread propaganda. Reporters without Border’s 2019 World Press Freedom index ranks China at 177 on a list of 180 countries analysed.
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