For long periods this Friday Google’s Search, Gmail and Drive were blocked throughout China, which according to Google was not their fault after they released a statement to Bloomberg stating they had “checked and there’s nothing wrong on our end.”
This is not the first time the country has blocked the web service, after it did the same back in 2010, but never has it blocked so many of its services, leaving users without access to services they use on a daily basis.
Which is truly mad on the country’s part, especially when you include services like Google Drive which a lot of people within the country may have paid for the privilege of using it.
At the moment there’s no official news on why the country blocked the service or even if they really did, but we will be sure to update you as soon as we find out more.
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek