We’ve written many words detailing the popularity of Pokémon Go, and the world is still firmly locked in Poké-mania. Iran has officially put its foot down and declared that it’s had enough of this frivolity, becoming the first nation to entirely ban the augmented reality game.
According to the BBC, the High Council of Virtual Spaces (basically the Iranian Internet police) has banned the game over “security concerns”. Unfortunately, the BBC article doesn’t include a link to their sources and the Council doesn’t seem to have a website, so more specific details aren’t available. Iran has a long history of Internet censorship, and they clearly view Pokémon Go as a threat to… something.