Steve Wozniak Leads Suit Against YouTube Over Bitcoin Scam

Law360 (July 22, 2020, 10:01 PM EDT) -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is leading a lawsuit against YouTube and its parent company Google, accusing the tech giants of allowing the spread of a scam that has fleeced Bitcoin investors by using Wozniak's image to convince them to send cryptocurrency to online crooks.

Wozniak, along with 17 victims of so-called "Bitcoin giveaway" schemes, hit YouTube LLC and Google LLC with a suit in California court on Tuesday, comparing YouTube's behavior with Twitter's response to a cryptocurrency scam that hit the company last week.

Wozniak and the others said Twitter reacted to that scam quickly and took steps to protect its...

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