Disney Has Shut Down A Club Penguin Clone For Being Wildly Inappropriate

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Disney has ordered all unauthorized clones of Club Penguin to be shut down after a fan-run clone was found by the BBC to be exposing children to explicit messages.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a fan-made Club Penguin Online server was flooded with over a million new players. Usually this would be enough for Disney to order a take down, with Club Penguin falling under the mega corporation’s ownership in 2007 for $350 million.

It seems some fans have missed the original so much that they made their own server of the game, using stolen or copied source code. These clones are relatively easy to find online, with even children finding their way onto the servers. This is where the issue lies, as the nature of this particular Club Penguin clone was not suitable for children at all.

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