The Afghan Taliban has banned the video-sharing app TikTok and the survival-shooter Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) game on Thursday.
According to media reports, the decision has been taken by the Afghan Cabinet meeting, insisting TikTok and PUBG were leading Afghanistan’s youth astray.
The video-sharing app TikTok and the survival-shooter Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) are popular among Afghans, who have been left with few outlets for entertainment since the Taliban returned to power last year and banned music, movies, and television soaps.
In a statement, the Cabinet has said that these apps made the young generation go astray. The statement said that the telecommunications ministry had been ordered to shut them down.
The Cabinet also directed the telecommunications ministry to stop TV channels from showing “immoral material”, although little is being broadcast beyond news and religious content.