Posted by: AdrianDaju April 11, 2019
Nepal bans 'PUBG' over concerns kids are addicted. Social Media and Yotube next.
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Reuters, Kathmandu

Authorities and parents in Nepal are worried kids and teenagers are addicted to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. As such, officials have banned the battle royale game in the Himalayan nation as of today.

At the request of the country's federal investigation agency, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has ordered ISPs, mobile providers and network service providers to block PUBG. While there haven't been any specific incidents tied to the game, the NTA's deputy director told Reuters parents were worried their kids were getting distracted from their studies and other day-to-day duties.

The ban comes into effect from Thursday, he said.

Following a request from the Himalayan nation's federal investigation authority, the regulator directed all internet service providers, mobile operators and network service providers to block streaming of the game from Thursday onwards, Adhikari said.

It's not the only nation concerned with game addiction among kids. PUBG is also banned in the Indian state of Gujarat, where dozens of people have been arrested for playing.

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