In particular, it states that YouTube has repeatedly ignored its demands for the removal of fake bitcoin contests that bore his name. Compare YouTube actions with Twitter, which quickly removed similar scams after notorious breach of Wozniak and other celebrities last week, the complaint states.
Steve Wozniak filed the lawsuit along with 17 other alleged victims of bitcoin. According to the information, they want the court to force YouTube and parent company Alphabet, to "download" the videos and warn users about the fraud, while also demanding compensation.
As on Twitter, bitcoin scams on YouTube use Wozniak's image to convince users that it will double the bitcoin they send him.
«When users transfer their cryptocurrencies to one irreversible transaction, do not take anything back,Says the lawsuit.
The co-founder of Apple, even noted that Twitter reacted "on the same day»In similar attacks, while YouTube has not responded for quite some time.
«YouTube, openly hosts, promotes and makes a profit from this kind scams such as bitcoin.»
In a comment he posted about Bitcoin hack Twitter, foreshadowed the situation. «This happened recently in Elon Musk, to me and many others on YouTube," He wrote.
«The slander appears after a while, when many send us e-mail for their cryptocurrencies and they are angry with us. The real problem is that there is no fixed way to avoid many such posts, even the obvious infringement copyright, through algorithms. And with companies like YouTube and Twitter, good luck if you want to find a man.»
It is true that, unlike YouTube, Twitter quickly stopped bitcoin scams that came directly from compromised "important profile" accounts. However, such scams still exist on Twitter, as seen in the comments, in any tweet by Elon Musk.
YouTube as his defense, he claimed immunity according to federal law on decent communication, who states that providers cannot be held responsible for content posted by userson their platforms.