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A YouTuber who posted a video of himself giving a homeless man an Oreo filled with toothpaste in 2017 has been given a 15-month prison sentence and a fine of €20,000 (about $22,300) by a Spanish court. Kanghua Ren, whose YouTube channel, ReSet, boasts roughly 1.2 million followers, was convicted of "violating the moral integrity" of the man.Ren is unlikely to serve time, as first-time nonviolent offenders with sentences of under two years are often granted suspended sentences. The fine is to be paid to the man.The court also ordered that Ren's YouTube channel and social-media accounts be shut down for five years.
1. Do you enjoy watching YouTube prank videos?
2. Which of the following parts of the sentence do you agree with?
YouTube channel and social-media accounts be shut down for five years
A fine of €20,000 to be paid to the man
3. Many social media influencers and Youtubers have been in the news for pranks that have gone wrong or have sparked outrage. Which of them do you think is the worst?
YouTuber who posted a video of himself giving a homeless man an Oreo filled with toothpaste
A YouTube star disguised herself as a high-ranking Walmart executive and pretended to fire employees at a Texas store
A YouTube star filmed a series of "acid attack" prank videos in which he throws water in people's faces and pretends it's acid.
YouTube star pretended to have a miscarriage and filmed her partners reaction
4. YouTube has banned users from sharing videos of dangerous pranks on its platform because of concerns about challenges that put people's lives in jeopardy. It cited examples like the Tide Pod challenge, where social media users eat laundry detergent packets on camera, and the Fire challenge, in which people douse themselves in flammable liquid and set themselves alight. Do you agree with YouTube's decision to ban dangerous pranks?