Court Orders YouTuber To Stay Off ‘Roblox’ After Leading “Cybermob”
After Roblox Corporation filed a lawsuit against him, a California court ordered that a YouTuber stop posting on Roblox. He was accused of leading a cybermob that terrorized the platform.
In November 2013, the Roblox Corporation sued Benjamin Robert Simon, also known as Ruben SIM. Polygon reported that they initially wanted $1.6 million in damages. However, the amount has been reduced to $150,000, and there have been additional court orders which include an agreement for Simon not to leave the platform.
The lawsuit described Simon as the “leader of an ‘cybermob” that commits and encourages illegal acts to injure Roblox users and its users with malice, fraud, and oppression. These “unlawful acts” included “posting false terrorist threats to discourage Roblox user from participating in in person and online events,” “glamorising and murder at YouTube headquarters […], and threatening/taunting another act of terrorism at Roblox Headquarters”, and “engaging sexual harassment.”
Simon was previously banned from the platform for using homophobic and racist slurs. However, he continued to access it via hacking other accounts.
He was accused of creating sexual names and “attempting to upload an sexgame.” Roblox, which is a heavily populated game with children, is why the company took such strong action to protect them. Simon has a large YouTube platform (he currently has more than 800K subscribers).
The YouTuber agreed not to make false statements about Roblox or go near their offices. He will also not incite violence against employees. These terms also require that he remove any YouTube videos, not in compliance.