Taliban Bans PUBG And Tiktok: Says Its “Too Violent & Immoral”

Taliban Banned PUBG And Tiktok

PUBG Mobile has become well-known as one of the best BR games in the world. But in a few countries, things have changed in the last few years. The Indian government banned PUBG for safety reasons, but the Taliban in Afghanistan think the game encourages violence, which could lead to a ban there as well. The Afghan Ministry of Communication and Information Technology was the first to post about the bans on Facebook.

PUBG has been a huge hit in Afghanistan. Starting in early 2021, the game took up a lot of the country’s mobile internet traffic during its busiest times, when it had close to 100,000 players all at once. About the same amount of time, it has caused a moral crisis in the whole country. Still, given how popular it is, one can’t help but wonder if someone creative will change the game and make a new version for the Afghan market, like how PUBG was changed in China to be more nationalistic.

Why Taliban Banned PUBG?

Before games like Apex, Fortnite, and Warzone took over the market, PUBG set the standard for battle royale games. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds made the genre popular and changed it in ways we had never seen before, and many people still love it today.

The Ministry of Telecommunications in Afghanistan has told people that they can’t use PUBG and TikTok. The ministry decided to ban the two popular apps after meeting with people from the security industry and the group in charge of enforcing Sharia Law.

Taliban Says PUBG Is Too Violent

Taliban has said that PUBG and TikTok will be banned in 90 days. And the thinking. Well, it is strange. The Taliban say that PUBG and TikTok should be banned in Afghanistan because they make people want to fight. Even if it’s possible that some of these apps encourage violence, the Taliban say that it would be ironic for them to do so, since they tend to be violent.

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Telecommunications has issued a ban on PUBG and TikTok. Following meetings with representatives of the security industry and the body responsible for enforcing Sharia Law, the ministry decided to ban the two well-known apps.

Inamullah Samangani, the deputy spokesman for Afghanistan, tweeted that the game “causes the young people to go astray” around the time of the ban’s initial announcement. In reference to the TikTok ban, Samangani said over the phone that the app’s “filthy material was not consistent with Islamic principles.”

Although PUBG has received more attention due to its violent content, both apps are accused of deceiving the youth of today and wasting users’ time. With that last one, I suppose I can’t argue.

The Ban Was Ordered Back In April

This PUBG ban was actually imposed by the Taliban back in April of this year after they both were declared to be bad influences on the nation’s youth. The Facebook statement, however, claims that the ban was not implemented because local carriers failed to take action to enforce it. As a result, the Ministry called a meeting of the government and telecoms to resolve the issue. The ban must be implemented by Afghan telecom and internet service providers within 90 days. The ban will affect TikTok as well as the mobile version of PUBG, which businesses will have 1 month to block.

Taliban Banned Tiktok

After they got power, the Taliban went after digital media, so it’s not strange that they banned PUBG and TikTok. After taking over all of Afghanistan, the Taliban blocked more than 23 million sites, according to reports. According to Najibullah Haqqani, the minister of communications for the Taliban government, the restricted websites and platforms have information that the Taliban think is wrong.

As the original Khaama Press report says, it is easy for Afghan internet users to connect to VPNs. If the Taliban really wants to stop people from playing PUBG in Afghanistan, it will probably have to work harder.

It’s Not First Time PUBG Has Faced A Ban

This is not the first time a country has made these two popular apps illegal. Under Section 69(A) of the IT Act, the Indian government banned hundreds of Chinese apps, such as PUBG and TikTok, back in 2020. India, on the other hand, had a different reason than did the Taliban. The Indian government said that these apps were bad for India’s sovereignty, integrity, defence, security, and public order. This was said two years ago.

The government of Pakistan has also banned PUBG, and for the same reasons as the Taliban. The Pakistani government banned PUBG because, according to the government, it was too addicting for kids to play.

TikTok has also been banned in the past in a number of countries, including India. The Indian government banned the app because it was dangerous. Also, Bangladesh and Indonesia recently banned the short clip platform because of safety concerns about pornographic content.

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