YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine, but censorship and local copyright laws obstruct worldwide freedom to use the site. The following six countries are areas where YouTube is blocked (at least temporarily).
You have as much chance of accessing YouTube here as you do of using Google. Zilch. You’ll have to use the Chinese equivalent, Youku, instead.
YouTube has been down here since 2012. But trends like “Happy” by Pharrell have still made it into the country, with harsh punishments for uploaders.
Google and GEMA—the German music performance rights organization—can’t reach a copyright agreement, so Germans get YouTube lite.
You can only access the state-controlled Uriminzokkiri Web channel, with a lot of videos about cookery, Kim Jong-un and war propaganda.
Ronaldo’s ex-girlfriend 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.