The US government will not take action against Google, Twitter or Facebook because they have refused to register their domains in the UK.
But Google will continue to take action on its own, saying the UK is a “safe haven” for criminals.
The UK government said on Tuesday that it was “aware of the UK Government’s plans to impose new sanctions” on Google, but it did not want to give any further details.
The move comes after British politicians have threatened to block Google and Facebook if they fail to register the UK domain names.
The decision means that Google will no longer be able to register domains in Britain, though it could still access them through its own website.
The US has been trying to clamp down on internet freedom in the US by cracking down on social media platforms and blocking foreign governments from taking advantage of the internet to push for a new agenda.