Content on the Wikimedia projects is created for the benefit of everyone, regardless of where they live. Occasionally, we receive requests from governments asking that we restrict access to  articles in a given country. In October 2021, the Telecommunications authority of an Asian country requested that we remove a few English Wikipedia articles and a Wikidata entry, all relating to a company that allegedly sells fake degrees—or at least restrict access to these articles within their borders. We informed volunteer contributors about the request, and they confirmed that the items were well-sourced and followed relevant project policies. We provided the government with information about how Wikimedia projects work and explained that we would not make edits or prevent their citizens from accessing the information.

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