Gaming Platform Sues Banned User For Terror Threat

Polygon reports:

The Roblox Corporation is suing controversial Roblox content creator Benjamin Robert Simon, better known online as Ruben Sim, for leading a “cybermob” that they say terrorizes the Roblox platform and its developers. Roblox lawyers filed the lawsuit Tuesday in a California court, alleging that Simon “commits and encourages unlawful acts designed to injure Roblox and its users.”

Roblox is looking for $1.6 million in damages. Simon has a long history with the Roblox platform, from which he’s been banned for several years. He continues to access the platform, however, by “hacking” and using accounts created by other people. He was banned, originally, for harassing users and using racist and homophobic slurs, as well as for sexual harassment and uploading photos of Adolf Hitler, Roblox’s lawyers said.

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According to the suit, Simon posted a message claiming that police were seeking a “notorious Islamic Extremist” at the company’s developers conference in San Francisco. The event was then put into temporary lockdown. Roblox is valued at $45 billion and has 48 million daily users.