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.


5 regions with recent or ongoing disruptions

Congo (DRC)



January 19, 2015–Present

Duration: 66 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...”


Gmail, Google Search, Google Sites, Picasa Web Albums, YouTube


December 25, 2014–Present

Duration: 91 days

Google's Gmail blocked in China

“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: 299 days

Google's China Services Slow Ahead of Anniversary

“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: 1992 days

Google Sites inaccessible.

Picasa Web Albums

July 16, 2009–Present

Duration: 2079 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...”


March 23, 2009–Present

Duration: 2194 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.”


Google Sites, YouTube

Google Sites

April 7, 2014–Present

Duration: 353 days

Google Sites partially accessible


June 13, 2009–Present

Duration: 2112 days

Mobile phones, Facebook, YouTube cut in Iran

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




September 17, 2012–Present

Duration: 920 days

Pakistan blocks YouTube over anti-Islam film

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


Google Sites

Google Sites

June 24, 2009–Present

Duration: 2102 days

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