U.S. search engine giants Google has blocked HispanTV's access to its YouTube and Google Plus accounts, preventing any new videos from being posted to the social media.
The HispanTV, HispanTV Programas, HispanTV Documentales and HispanTV Films and Series accounts have all been closed and rendered inaccessible since Tuesday. Spanish satellite provider Hispasat had also stopped providing services to both HispanTV, and PressTV, in 2012.
Some information is still visible to the public on the channel's YouTube page but totally restricted on its Google Plus. HispanTV is a Spanish language channel operated by Iran's state-owned public broadcasting corporation.
Google has not disclosed a reason for the block, but HispanTV is no stranger to being censored following last year's lock on the channel's live broadcast YouTube feed. This recent block comes after the second removal of fellow state-affiliated news outfit teleSUR's Facebook page.
According to multiple reports, HispanTV was censored, in 2013, after the United States imposed stiff sanctions on the Iranian Government. Additionally, U.S. President Donald Trump has recently discarded an agreement from the previous administration and reimpose hefty sanctions on Iran last May.
Similarly, teleSUR's headquarters and founding state, Venezuela, is in the United States' line of fire and has also been hit with major sanctions.