Top 10 Countries Which Have Banned YouTube

YouTube started and has been one website to enjoy, but with copyright, hate speech, and others. These are the 10 countries that banned YouTube way too far.

The Top Ten

Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

Turkey has ordered blocks to the website, which first started on March 6, 2007, due to a case. It was reinstated 3 days, but staggered bans came in 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Since today you are allowed to see Turkey use YouTube. - Meows22

North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. more.

If this means no more Youtube Rewind, everyone should move there.

In April 2016, it was banned due to the country's laws to the internet. Anyone that sees it in that country may subject to punishment.

Libya Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

In 2010, YouTube was permanently banned in Libya due to demonstrations who killed in an Abu Salim prison in 1996. It was lifted in 2011 but made a local version in 2015.


Sudan blocked YouTube at 2010 following the 2010 presidential election, and also blocked Google. It was said it previously got banned in 2008 for no reason. In 2012, the trailer of "Innocence of Muslims" made the ban again. It was lifted soon after. - Meows22


On May 25, 2007, Maroc Telecom ISPS banned YouTube. No reason was given, but was lifted 5 days, as it mentioned a "technical glitch".

Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

In 2006, it was banned to Thai IP addresses. Thai authorities found 20 offensive videos. It was done again in 2007 but was lifted. In April 2007, it was banned due to an insult to a King. It was unblocked in August 2007. - Meows22

Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

Although Finland did not make a full YouTube ban, On November 30th, 2017, videos that had music were removed from Teosto. It was blocked because they were no rights to show them but was resolved on the same day.

Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

In 2007, YouTube sued Daniella Cicarelli, due to the fact a paparazzo was hosted which included sex. YouTube in Brazil was banned on January 6, 2007, and was unbanned 3 days later.

Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are more.

In February 2008, Pakistan banned YouTube due to the MQM party in the video list. On the 28th, it was unbanned. It happened again in 2010 following Everybody Draw Mohammed Day. It was lifted in May. It kept being banned in 2012, 2013, and 2014. As of 2018, they unbanned it and made its own versions of YouTube (local versions).

Idek about this to be honest but Pakistan rules the south Asian youtube scene tbf

Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.

Syria banned YouTube in 2011 but was reinstated following the start of Syrian Civil War.

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The Contenders

China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.
Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages more.
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