Clash of Clans gets banned in Iran for promoting “violence, tribal wars”

Clash of Clans gets banned in Iran for promoting “violence, tribal wars”

One of the most popular mobile games of all time, Supercell's Clash of Clans has been banned in Iran. The decision shouldn't be surprising since the Iranian government has a long list of services that the country's citizens are not allowed to access for various reasons.

The Iranian media reports the Committee for Determining Instances of Criminal Content (yes, they have that in Iran) has decided to recommend the government to block Clash of Clans after it allegedly received reports from psychologists who explain how the mobile game “promotes violence, tribal war.”

On top of that, the game is “extremely addictive,” so it must be banned as soon as possible. Following the committee's announcement, Iran's Ministry of Justice has decided to limit access to Clash of Clans due to the game being a “clear example of violence through education and the promotion of tribal war.”

Clash of Clans is among the most popular mobile games in Iran, but it's not the first one to have been blocked in Iran and will probably not be the last either. This summer the same committee has decided to ban another popular mobile game, Pokemon GO, because the game uses location-based technology.

It's unclear if this is just a temporary decision, but we won't rule out an overturn in the coming months if for some reason the members of the Committee for Determining Instances of Criminal Content change their minds.

source: Vocativ via Engadget

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11 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

then, all action, MOBA, RTS, TD and most of strategy games will get banned from that country :-/

2. HtPsycho

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I Don't Think So, It's Still Working Fine.

3. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

How ironic!

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

HA!!!

10. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Iran doesn't go to war with anybody dude. They ain't the US

11. karan1402d

Posts: 87; Member since: May 28, 2015

Pardon me if I didn't pick the sarcasm. Otherwise all the Israel hating, finishing it off from is akin to war mongering

4. CitizenX

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

Why not ban it? Its just mind numbing garbage to keep people occupied and distracted.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

PPL will always find away to be occupied and distracted by meaningless things but some of those things like games are fun so what the hell, why not be distracted lol.

7. GeekOFW

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

I've been to Iran and literally everyone plays this game. This is a very bad news for them.

8. Nailed_toe

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 28, 2016

If the Kurds in North Iran will play Clash of Clans there'll might be an uprising in Iran. Please inform the Sultan-Dictator of Turkey Erdogan to ban it there as well.

9. Behyjoon

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

What is not banned in Iran?! :( Everything legal in US, Everything is banned in My country (Iran)!

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