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Popular online game PUBG banned in Jordan due to its negative effects

PUBG, hugely popular but brutal online game banned in Jordan on Saturday, citing its negative effects on the kingdom’s citizens.

PUBG pits trapped characters against each other in a virtual fight to the death, often likened to the blockbuster book and film series “The Hunger Games” and has become one of the most popular online games.

The game had negative effects on its users, warned by a source in Jordan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, which led to its being officially blocked.
The game has been banned in Iraq, Nepal, the Indian state of Gujrat and the Indonesian province of Aceh.

Institutions in the Kingdom have issued warnings to employees to not to play the game since PUBG is widely popular in Jordan.

Psychologists in the country have repeatedly warned the game encourages violence and contributes to bullying among youth.

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