Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, is upset with YouTube to the point of not worrying about buying a legal fight with the platform.
He is irritated by the service’s possible neglect of checking for scams on the platform, in this case specifically those involving the Bitcoin market. The image of the former Apple has been used by criminals within the platform to associate it with sweepstakes and unmissable opportunities to acquire the cryptocurrency, and the service would not be disabling these fraudulent contents.
For that reason, he and at least 17 other victims filed a lawsuit on July 21 in the San Mateo, California, court that YouTube should be legally pressured to take a firmer hand in moderating this type of content.
The authors ask, in addition to the stricter control in investigating possible scams within the service, financial compensation for damages caused to their image, and the imposition of punishment on the portal.
As the process is relatively new, a lot of water will still flow. In any case, in 2020 the scams involving cryptocurrencies grew, and we recently saw that an unprecedented scam-hit Twitter, which had internal tools used for the accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and many other names in technology and politics to be used. for a sophisticated hijacking scam.
As expected, the internet became an even more important channel during the pandemic, and even Emergency Aid basically depends on an application for cell phones. Streaming consumption has increased, e-commerces are more in demand than ever, and this is all seen as an opportunity for scammers.
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