Jordanian Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Bans PUBG, Plans To Ban Six Other Games Including Fortnite
The Jordanian Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) has officially banned PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in the country. According to Jordanian news site Roya News, the TRC decided to ban the shooter based on complaints by a large number of citizens and concerned authorities about the game’s negative impact. Roya News also said that the TRC also based their decision on a study by the World Health Organization (WHO) classifying PUBG as “a violent game that leads to addiction and social isolation.”
In addition, the TRC also claims that children who play “such games” are allegedly more violent and “more likely to gain aggressive thoughts and behaviors.” A TRC official also voiced the commission’s plans to ban six other games including Fortnite and that a committee has been formed with the sole purpose of receiving complaints about games and their “dangerous impact” on the population.
Jordan’s PUBG ban is the latest in a series of county-wide bans against the popular battle royale shooter. PUBG has been banned in China, India, Iraq, and Nepal although the Nepalese ban was later overturned.