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    Taiwanese police have fined 861 Pokemon Go players for traffic violations, local media reported on Tuesday.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — The game is prohibited from being played on Taiwanese railroads and in subway stations, on highways, in airports and in cultural venues for security reasons, Radio Taiwan International said, citing police.

    The Pokemon Go mobile application was made available in Taiwan on August 6, the media outlet said, adding that the island was the third place in Asia after Hong Kong and Japan to get the game.

    Pokemon Go is a free augmented reality mobile game, where the picture displayed on the smartphone screen is projected onto real-world locations. The main aim of the game is to catch a Pokemon, a pocket monster. It has become a worldwide hit since its launch two weeks ago and has already been blamed for a wave of crimes, traffic violations and complaints in cities around the globe.


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