Countries That Have Blocked Social Networks and Websites Forever


Due to the numerous conflicts in many countries, social networking is blocked every few days. Web services such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube were blocked and everyone showed it through social networks. But in the long run, some countries face these social networks.

North Korea

North Korea is considered an unlimited internet restriction. Since 2016, the country has blocked Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter and blocked the spread of information over the Internet. Normally the internet is not even provided to the general public. Only some high-level officials are allowed to use the Internet and even the universities have been provided with very few computers. The governments monitor their use. Universities, government offices, libraries, and state corporations are for use in the extreme: Intranet, a small network of about 5,500 websites called Kwangmyong. It is filtered by the Korean Computer Center.

Instead of Windows / Mac, they use a Linux-based Red Star operating system.





Eritrea is the secret state of Africa. The government of 6 million people has one TV channel and one newspaper. The people of the country have no opportunity to condemn the government and have freedom of speech. Everyone should go to military service or slavery, and there will be no difference. Even though mobile phone usage is steadily increasing, they are not providing internet data. Wireless phones are limited in the capital city of Asmara.

The state-of-the-art telephone service, EriTel, offers Internet access but is limited. In writing correspondents, the government is interviewed with a title and points out the point at which it should be written. Accordingly, Eritrea is considered a country with greater constraints than North Korea when it comes to Internet restrictions, media ownership, journalist protection, and freedom of speech.


The Great Firewall of China searches all Internet transactions, IP blocks, and unpacked data packets for sensitive keywords. They block websites by using DNS poisoning and URL filtering. Not only Google, Gmail, but also news service websites such as the BBC and the New York Times have been blocked.

They use Baidu, the social network, WeChat, etc. for Internet searches instead of world-famous websites, and the recently published TikTok app is not blocked in the country.

 Residents have told The Independent that they have become so embarrassed when they move to another country. However, they are not dissatisfied with these obstacles and are committed to the development of the country. The Internet has been used for internet laws, and it is widely used in Internet security, video surveillance and face checking.

Saudi Arabia

saudi arabia

Some books, magazines, newspapers, movies, and television services distributed over the Internet are closely monitored in Saudi Arabia. These tests are being carried out on religious grounds and a large number of websites are blocked by political, social and religious content that contradicts Islam. It uses a proxy service in the city of King Abdulaziz for Science and Technology.

Unheard of websites, drug, gambling, and websites that are trying to convert Muslims to other religions, have become a taboo subject of homosexuality and Shia ideology. Wikipedia is not blocked, but because it contradicts its religious views, evolution prevents access to articles such as the telephone.


Iran has banned about 500 of the most widely used websites in the world, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and health, science, sports, news, and trade websites. Some studies show that Internet speeds have been reduced to pressure users to reduce their internet usage. Since 2012, Iran’s Intranet network has been blocked by the use of a VPN, the use of email services in other countries, the use of security software produced in other countries, and even the HTTPS method of encrypting Internet connections.

The hardware and software needed for these filters are made in Iran. They block pornographic websites, homosexual websites, Persian-language websites, and services that hide their Internet identity.




Internet censorship in Syria is constantly being enforced for political reasons. Politics, social networks, web tools are used to filter and block conflicts and for national security. In November 2011, about 10 times in 2013 and in March 2014, the Internet was completely blocked and the government said it was carried out by terrorists. They use cyber hackers, known as the Syrian Electronic Army, to cyber-attack and distort opposition political parties and Western websites such as human rights groups and news services.



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