Iranian web surfers have been unable to reach Google or its services like Gmail, thanks to active blocking by the government.
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Word has been filtering out that citizens in Iran cannot reach Google or Gmail. Boing Boing picked up one blogger’s account, complete with screenshot, of this censorship.
The blogger goes by the name of Jadi and writes an English-language blog at inside Iran. Jadi tried a Google search, only to find it blocked. Others confirmed the block, along with Gmail being denied to visitors.
A report at Adnkronos Iran said the Iranian government admitted to blocking Google since Sunday:
Another report on Yahoo News quoted Shahriari as saying, “I can confirm these sites have been filtered.” Blocking has been performed at national ISPs to keep visitors away from Google, Gmail, and possibly other sites.