Roblox sues YouTuber over “terrorist threats”

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Roblox Corporation is court case A YouTuber for breach of contract and fraud.

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description: Social gaming platform Roblox is seeking $1,650,000 in damages against content creator Benjamin Robert Simon (“Reuben Sim”), alleging he is the leader of a “cybermob” and intended to “injure Roblox and its users”. commits and encourages unlawful acts designed to.”

  • The complaints against Simon also include allegations of posting “false and deceptive terrorist threats” to prevent Roblox users from participating in events; This includes a threat that temporarily shut down the 2021 Roblox Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier this year.
  • Simon – who the company says has a “long history of fixing and then harassing people” – has been permanently banned from the platform, but continues to “bind” those restrictions.
  • The company said the reasons for their ban ranged from the use of abuses to “attempts to upload sex games”, inappropriate pictures of themselves and pictures of Adolf Hitler.

why it matters: The platform is widely popular among millions of children; It is also a place where 1.3 million people create monetized content.

  • By August, it was more than 48 million Active daily user.
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big picture: Platforms are fighting back against users who turn their services into vehicles for hate and harassment.

  • in September, twitch lawsuit After accusing two users of targeting marginalized people as part of “hate raids”, which are coordinated attack campaigns.
  • How content creators use the Platform is still subject to the judgment of those Platforms, particularly in terms of abuse.

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