Roblox Corporation has sued a controversial YouTuber for allegedly creating a “cybermob” to terrorize its platform and developers.
In the lawsuit, first reported on by Polygon, the company alleges that Benjamin Robert Simon, also known as Ruben Sim, is the leader of a cybermob that “commits and encourages unlawful acts designed to injure Roblox and its users.” It goes on to accuse Simon of “posting false and misleading terrorist threats,” including one threat that is said to have temporarily shut down the Roblox Developers Conference 2021 in October.
The company is seeking $1.6 million USD in actual and punitive damages against the 24-year-old Kentucky resident. The company banned Simon from the platform but said he repeatedly circumvented the “technological barriers erected” to prevent him from coming back to the site.
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