Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has filed a lawsuit against the video-sharing platform YouTube.
Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple with Steve Jobs, has filed a lawsuit against YouTube. He is alleging that his name was misusing in a fake Bitcoin-related video ad. And that YouTube refused to broadcast the video. Seventeen people, including Wozniak, have filed lawsuits against YouTube in the California High Court.
Various fake videos and promotional ads with photos and videos of celebrities, including Steve Wozniak, have been aired on YouTube. The lawsuit alleges that YouTube users lost millions of dollars in cryptocurrency transactions guided by such content.
Wozniak has compared YouTube’s activities to the recent Twitter hacking scandal, accusing it of making money through fraud.
Recently, Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, and Elon Musk had hacked during Bitcoin hacking.
Although Twitter has taken steps against such hacking, YouTube has not taken any action against such fake videos.
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Such fraudulent video ads on YouTube use pictures and videos of celebrities, including Wozniak, to lure people to double their Bitcoin business. Such ads deceive millions of YouTube users. The ads give people the wrong message that you can get double Bitcoin if you transfer your Bitcoin.
In a lawsuit filed against YouTube, the petitioners have demanded compensation and a ban on such videos on YouTube. It has also demanded that users should be warned about such fraudulent advertisements.