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The online encyclopedia was blocked in all languages Photo- New York Post

Wikipedia has been blocked in mainland China, says Wikimedia Foundation.

The move, taken in April sees Wikipedia joining thousands of other websites which cannot be accessed in China.

Wikimedia in response says it received no notice on the move, which follows a previous ban of the Chinese language version of the site.

In a statement, the foundation confirmed that after closely analyzing its internal traffic reports, it was certain that Wikipedia was blocked across all language versions.”

The free community-edited encyclopaedia has been intermittently blocked by authorities around the world; like Turkey in 2017 and in Venezuela in 2019.

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