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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

Congo (DRC)

YouTube

YouTube

January 19, 2015–Present

Duration: 42 days

Democratic Republic of Congo Extends Internet Blockage
Wall Street Journal

“The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has imposed an Internet blackout on the country for a third straight day as protesters...”

China

Gmail, Google Search, Google Sites, Picasa Web Albums, and 1 more

Gmail

December 25, 2014–Present

Duration: 67 days

Google's Gmail blocked in China
Reuters

“Google Inc's Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world's biggest email service ...”

Google Search

May 31, 2014–Present

Duration: 275 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: 1968 days

Google Sites inaccessible.

Picasa Web Albums

July 16, 2009–Present

Duration: 2055 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: 2171 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: 330 days

Google Sites partially accessible

YouTube

June 13, 2009–Present

Duration: 2089 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: 897 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: 2078 days

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