MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Press TV
— the Iranian government-funded TV news outlet — has been “shut down” on Google’s platforms, including YouTube and Gmail. The move coincides with similar action taken against
, an Iranian Spanish-language channel. With increasing repression of Iran’s official vehicles of communication to the world, the country’s voice is stifled in front of international audiences — and that’s the goal.
“The Google account for [
] was disabled and can’t be restored because it was used in a way that violates Google’s policies,” the company told the outlet in an email.
The internet behemoth refused to offer any further reason.
noted that Google “has refused to offer an explanation for shutting down the accounts.” They add that they have violated “none” of Google’s listed policies.
A consistent target of censorship
Iran has been on the receiving end of more than its share of censorship. Facebook has repeatedly
“networks” it believes are “tied to Iran.” Meanwhile, both
have faced prior crackdowns from Google. Recently, Instagram banned a number
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