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Transparency Report

Recent and ongoing disruptions of traffic to Google products

People have been unable to access certain Google products and services at some point in more than 30 countries. Causes for these disruptions vary, and include network outages and government-mandated blocks.

Review current disruptions below or browse all documented disruptions. This list is not comprehensive. Learn more.

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5 regions with recent or ongoing disruptions

Iraq

YouTube

YouTube

June 13, 2014–Present

Duration: 47 days

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter Blocked in Iraq Amid Crisis
Mashable

“As Iraq faces a growing insurgency...the country's Ministry of Communications has blocked access to a number of social media sites on Friday”

China

All Products, Google Sites, Picasa Web Albums, YouTube

All Products

May 31, 2014–Present

Duration: 60 days

Google's China Services Slow Ahead of Anniversary
Bloomberg

“Google Inc. services in China face blockages as the government tightens Internet controls ahead of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square c…”

Google Sites

October 11, 2009–Present

Duration: 1753 days

Google Sites inaccessible.

Picasa Web Albums

July 16, 2009–Present

Duration: 1840 days

Google Picasa Web Album Blocked in China
Shanghai Tech Writer

“Starting last week, Google’s Picasa Web Album has been blocked in China, adding to an already long list of websites blocked...”

YouTube

March 23, 2009–Present

Duration: 1955 days

YouTube Blocked in China, Google Says
New York Times

“Google said Tuesday that its YouTube video-sharing Web site had been blocked in China.”

Iran

Google Sites, YouTube

Google Sites

April 7, 2014–Present

Duration: 114 days

Google Sites partially accessible

YouTube

June 13, 2009–Present

Duration: 1873 days

Mobile phones, Facebook, YouTube cut in Iran
AFP

“The main mobile telephone network in Iran was cut...popular Internet websites Facebook and YouTube also appeared to be blocked...”

Pakistan

YouTube

YouTube

September 17, 2012–Present

Duration: 681 days

Pakistan blocks YouTube over anti-Islam film
AFP

“Pakistan blocked access to YouTube on Monday after the video sharing website failed to take down an anti-Islam film...”

Turkey

Google Sites

Google Sites

June 24, 2009–Present

Duration: 1862 days

ACCESS to the Website named http://sites.google.com/ be BANNED pursuant to Article 8 of the Law no 5651