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Iraq government bans computer games including PUBG

Iraq’s Parliament has voted to ban several games including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), saying they harm society.

Online computer gaming generates billions of dollars around the world and its popularity has also grown in Iraq.

But parliament has now banned several popular online games, including the biggest of all time, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).

The government says these games are harmful to society and a potential national security threat. 

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Baghdad.