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UAE blocks access to some online gaming websites

The move by Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, UAE Attorney-General, follows reports received by him on 'the adverse impact of these games on youngsters' behaviour'

UAE blocks access to some online gaming websites
UAE's attorney general has issued an order to block a number of online gaming websites, including Roblox, My Friend Cayla, Blue Whale, Cloudpets, and Mariam.

UAE's attorney general has issued an order to block a number of online gaming websites, including Roblox, My Friend Cayla, Blue Whale, Cloudpets, and Mariam.

The move by Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, UAE Attorney-General, follows reports received by him on "the adverse impact of these games on youngsters' behaviour and their infiltration into their personal and family lives, while pushing them into adopting forms of conduct that threaten the society", news agency WAM reported. 

The UAE's Telecommunication Regulatory Authority will take all necessary measures to restrict these sites, in conjunction with the telco firms and internet service providers in the country.

The UAE's Federal Bureau of Investigation has also been assigned to continue to investigate into the content of other suspected infringing websites and report its findings to the Public Attorney.

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