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The Supreme prohibits a ‘youtuber’ from uploading videos in five years for humiliating a homeless

The plenary session of the Criminal Chamber of the supreme court has confirmed the sentence that a court in Barcelona imposed on a young man who banned from having an account Youtube for five years for humiliating a homeless person, whom he recorded after give him some cookies filled with toothpaste on the street.

According to the high court, the plenary session has followed the criteria of the public prosecutor’s office and, in view of the final wording of the sentence, three magistrates could formulate individual votes.

The ‘youtuber’ ReSet was sentenced in 2019 by a Barcelona judge for a crime against moral integrity after publishing the video in which he fed some Oreo cookies filled with toothpaste to a beggar.

In addition to being banned from using the social network for five years, he was sentenced to fifteen months in prison and to compensate the man with 20,000 euros for non-pecuniary damage caused by the broadcast of the video, with which the convicted person won 2,180 euros.

With the aforementioned YouTube channel, Kenghua R. had become a well-known “influencer” in Spain and Latin America, with 1.1 million subscribers and 124 million views of the content he published.

On the other hand, the plenary has dismissed the appeal filed by a man who had been convicted of violating the precautionary measures that he had imposed using the Google platform.

The Chamber concludes that social networks can be an optimal space to break precautionary measures of distancing or prohibition to communicate.