Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined a class action lawsuit against YouTube and its parent company, Google. The reason was fraudulent videos about the distribution of bitcoins using his name, reports CoinDesk.
18 plaintiffs are demanding that the relevant videos be removed from the platform and compensated for the damage caused. The lawsuit says that the actions of scammers have already resulted in millions of dollars in losses among video hosting users.
The plaintiffs note that YouTube not only has not taken action against cybercriminals for several months, but has also promoted such materials.
In the lawsuit, the video platform is opposed to the social network Twitter, whose management reacted to the recent hack quickly, thereby saving users' funds.
In addition to Wozniak, the attackers also acted on behalf of Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Michael Dell. The lawsuit is supported by screenshots from live broadcasts, during which scammers urge users to send them bitcoins in exchange for double the amount.
Earlier, a similar lawsuit against YouTube was filed by Ripple. The reason for this was the fraudulent distribution of XRP cryptocurrency, in which the CEO of the company, Brad Garlinghouse, often appears.
In response, the video hosting lawyers said that YouTube is not responsible for the materials posted by third parties.