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Yes, we ban! 

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YouTube is Earth’s third-largest website, but state censorship and national copyright laws mean it’s not available worldwide. Here are a few examples of where YouTube has encountered problems

China

You have about as much chance of accessing YouTube here as you do of using Google. You’ll have to use the Chinese equivalent, Youku, instead.

Iran

YouTube has been down here since 2012. But trends like Happy have still made it into the country, with harsh punishments for uploaders.

Yes, we ban!

Turkey

President Erdogan doesn’t like videos that are critical of him. So in 2014 he had YouTube blocked. The Constitutional Court got it back online.

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Germany 

Google and GEMA – the German performance rights organisation – can’t reach a copyright agreement, so Germans get YouTube lite. 

North Korea 

You can only access the state-controlled Uriminzokkiri web channel, with a lot of videos about cookery, Kim Jong-un and war propaganda.

Brazil

Ronaldo’s ex-girlfriend Daniella Cicarelli had a temporary block placed on the whole of YouTube in 2007 after a paparazzi-shot sex video with her in it ended up on the site.  

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