China has now banned Wikipedia. According to a BBC report, the ban has block/affected all languages on the community-edited online encyclopedia.
Earlier, the enforced ban was seen barring Internet users from viewing the Chinese version, also it affected pages for sensitive search terms such as Dalai Lama and the Tiananmen massacre, the report said.
The block has been in place since late April, Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), an internet censorship research group has revealed.
“We’re yet to receive any notice of the censorship,” the Wikimedia foundation said in a statement.
Wikipedia has now been listed among websites that cannot be accessed in China, in recent years has tightened its grip on access to information online. Sites already banned include, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, this action has forced Internet users to use virtual private networks, or VPN, to bypass what has become known as the “Great Firewall” of China, Time.com said.