The country's main threat: PUBG and Fortnite banned in Iraq due to social harm

Before gamers had time to recover from the blocking of PUBG in Nepal, the game was banned in Iraq.


The government has decided to banonline games that influence “children and youth.” The Guardian writes that popular projects in Iraq were banned, including PUBG and Fortnite, as well as related payments, such as purchasing currency and so on.

They explained the blocking by the negative impact of “certain electronic games on the health, culture and security of Iraqi society, including social and moral harm caused to children and youth.”

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr also criticized the game:

“What do you get when you kill one or two people in PUBG? This is not a game for developing intelligence or military skills that properly reflects combat."

Internet users reacted to the banand journalists who accused the government of getting its priorities wrong. Since the first convocation, politicians have only adopted the law on the federal budget for 2019, but they considered it necessary to urgently ban video games.