YouTube Censorship around the World

A video-sharing platform owned by Google, YouTube is the second most popular website as of 2021, according to Alexa Internet. This company claims that they have over one billion users, and each day, those users watch an average of more than one billion hours worth of their videos. Censorship has occurred in countries around the world on this social media site in varying degrees.

List of Countries where YouTube is blocked

Country NameBlocked Since
ChinaOctober 16, 2007
Eritrea2011
IranSeptember 2012
North KoreaApril 2016
SudanApril 21, 2010
South SudanJune 2015
SyriaFebruary 2011
TajikistanJuly 2012
TurkmenistanDecember 25, 2009

List of Countries where YouTube was blocked in Past

Country NameBlocked FromBlock Removed
AfghanistanSeptember 12, 2012December 1, 2012
ArmeniaMarch 2008April 2008
BangladeshSeptember 17, 2012June 5, 2013
BrazilJanuary 6, 2007January 9, 2007
DenmarkJuly 2020October 1, 2020
FinlandNovember 30, 2017November 30, 2017
GermanyMarch 2009October 31, 2016
IndonesiaApril 1, 2008April 10, 2008
LibyaJanuary 24, 2010November 2011
MoroccoMay 25, 2007May 30, 2007
PakistanSeptember 17, 2012January 18, 2016
RussiaJuly 28, 2010August 6, 2010
ThailandMarch 8, 2007August 30, 2007
Tunisia2011
TurkeyDecember 23, 2016December 25, 2016
United Arab EmiratesAugust 2006October 2006
UzbekistanOctober 15, 2018
VenezuelaNovember 16, 2019