Roblox sues YouTuber for allegedly creating fake terrorist ‘cybermob’

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Roblox is suing a YouTube creator for creating a “cybermob” that shut down its developer conference.

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The complaint filed by Roblox against Benjamin Robert Simon (“Reuben Sim”) claims that Simon has violated its user agreement and anti-hacking laws.

Roblox is a billion dollar children’s game platform that lets users play games and create minigames within it. Many games are free, but players can spend money on in-game items. Roblox has millions of players every day,


“Defendant Simon is the leader of a ‘cybermob’ who, with malice, fraud and harassment, commits and encourages unlawful acts designed to injure Roblox and its users,” the suit claims.

It alleges that Simon posted “false and deceptive terrorist threats” to shut down Roblox’s developers conference in October 2021.

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According to the lawsuit, the conference was “forced into a temporary lockdown while local police and private security conducted a search to secure the facility.”

polygon Reports that Simon posted messages on Twitter suggested that local police were “looking for a notoriety Islamist extremist” at the incident, but such tweets have now been deleted.

The lawsuit also states that Simon is “in sexual interactions with users, discussing sexual acts, engaging in sexual harassment, segregating users and groups for ridicule or misbehavior, with lampshades covering his genitals.” was attempting to upload a nude image. Racial and homophobic slurs, creating and using inappropriate accounts with sexual names, attempting to upload a sex game, attempting to upload pictures of Hitler, and using profane profanity Doing”.

Simon has reportedly used over 20 accounts to access the platform, all of which were terminated by Roblox. The lawsuit quotes a YouTube video from Simon’s account that “shamelessly” uses abusive and sexual abuse language. Roblox allows users on its platform from the age of 10.

The company is seeking $1.65 million in damages. Neither Roblox or Simon responded to requests for comment. Granthshala before the time of publication.


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