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Filling Oreo with Toothpaste Earns YouTube Prankster a Jail Sentence

The 52-year-old homeless man reportedly vomited after ingesting the toothpaste cookies

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A Spanish YouTube star, who gave a homeless man an Oreo cookie filled with toothpaste. Pixabay

A Spanish YouTube star, who gave a homeless man an Oreo cookie filled with toothpaste, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. He also owes $22,300 to his victim, The New York Times has reported.

The 52-year-old homeless man reportedly vomited after ingesting the toothpaste cookies. He later said he has “never been treated so poorly while living on the street”.

The prankster, known as ReSet to his followers on YouTube, whose real name is Kanghua Ren, was found guilty of violating the moral integrity of the homeless man.

He is unlikely to serve any time behind bars, however, Spanish law normally allows sentences under two years for first-time offenders in nonviolent crimes to be suspended, The New York Times report on Sunday said.

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He is unlikely to serve any time behind bars. Pixabay

The YouTube star in his defence said that the video was just a “bad joke”.
“I do things to mount a show: People like what is morbid,” he told the court, according to the Spanish media.

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However, the judge noted that Ren had earned more than 2,000 euros from advertising revenues generated by the video, one of several he filmed in response to various challenges received from his followers, the report said. (IANS)

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YouTube To Roll Out New Design for its Desktop and Tablet Homepage: Tech Report

This feature was originally introduced for mobile phone users back in June

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Interestingly, if the algorithm of YouTube has been showing offensive videos on your recommendations list, an issue the company has been struggling with for a while now, users can change that using the desktop version's new feature. Pixabay

After testing a host of new features for YouTube for desktop, the company has finally started to roll out a new design for its desktop and tablet homepage, which now features richer thumbnails and higher resolution video previews, media reports said.

YouTube now feels confident enough to debut two of them to the public: viewers can now assemble a queue of videos and will be able to manually tailor their channel recommendations. Sections have also been enlarged to feature eight videos at a time, up from five, Android Police reported on Friday.

Interestingly, if the video platform’s algorithm has been showing offensive videos on your recommendations list, an issue the company has been struggling with for a while now, users can change that using the desktop version’s new feature.

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After testing a host of new features for YouTube for desktop, the company has finally started to roll out a new design for its desktop and tablet homepage. Pixabay

On the homepage, simply tap on the three-dot pull-down menu at the bottom of a video and choose “Don’t recommend channel.”

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This feature was originally introduced for mobile phone users back in June. (IANS)