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Countries That Censor Wikipedia

Can you name all of the countries that have partially or fully blocked access to Wikipedia at some point, either past or present?
Does not include single-article disputes or the arrest of Wikipedia editors; see pinned comment for details
May not include every country to block Wikipedia
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_of_Wikipedia
Quiz by JWatson24
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Last updated: March 16, 2023
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First submittedFebruary 4, 2023
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Years
Type
Answer
2004-present
Full
China
2013 (or earlier)-present
Partial
Iran
2021-present
Full
Myanmar
2006, 2010, 2023
Full
Pakistan
2015, 2022-present
Partial
Russia
2006-present
Partial
Saudi Arabia
2008-2009
Partial
Syria
2006
Full
Tunisia
2017-2020
Full
Turkey
2007, 2008, 2012
Full
Uzbekistan
2019
Full
Venezuela
3 Comments
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Level 71
Feb 4, 2023
Single-article disputes are just when a country tries to take down or edit a single article; this has been done in countries like Australia, France, and the UK, and is usually temporary (more information available on the source page if you're interested). Belarus has arrested two Wikipedia editors over some of the content they posted but didn't actually block the pages, so I don't think it quite counts.

Also, the source page says that the list may not be limited to just these countries, but I can't find sources with other countries. I have a pretty good feeling it's blocked in North Korea, but it might not count since they don't have global internet access anyways (can't censor Wikipedia if you don't have it in the first place!).

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Level 78
Feb 4, 2023
Huh. North Korea apparently doesn’t censor Wikipedia, it just doesn’t let anyone but high level government officials access the international internet, and apparently tourists can access Wikipedia fine through 3G.
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Level 71
Feb 4, 2023
Interesting. I guess with none of the population actually able to access the internet, they see no need to actually block the website. I didn't realize tourists can still access it as well. Thanks for checking!