Google (GOOG +0.1%) confirms that its Gmail and YouTube services have been blocked in Iran since...

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG +0.1%) confirms that its Gmail and YouTube services have been blocked in Iran since Feb. 10. Though the 30M users in Iran locked out of Google won't affect the firm's top-line results by more than a fraction, the action serves as another reminder of how the company - along with Facebook - sits at the forefront of many governments' online efforts to block civil unrest or outside influence.