YouTube argues that it cannot be liable for what other users are placing up as content on the platform and therefore wants the lawsuit that was filed against it by multiple companies including Ripple to be dismissed, so let’s find out more in the latest Ripple XRP news.
In a notice to dismiss the allegations against it, YouTube argues that the claims made by ripple are barred under the 230 Section of the Communications Decency Act which “protects websites against the evil of liability for a failure to remove offensive content” therefore providing the platform with the much-needed immunity. This means that YouTube is not a publisher of third-party content and they are not liable for it so they cannot be sued:
“Even apart from Section 230, Plaintiffs fail to state a viable claim. YouTube did not orchestrate or participate in that scam, and after being notified about fraudulent content posted by the hijacked accounts, YouTube removed it.” It added that “YouTube itself is a victim of the scam.”
The notice argued further that “whether YouTube approved” or “endorsed” the ads by allowing them to be published is not material. Back in April, Ripple announced a new lawsuit against YouTube claiming that the platform failed to address frauds despite the repeated takedown notices which resulted in millions of XRP being valued hundreds of thousands of dollars which were taken from the victims of fake XRP giveaways. According to the lawsuit, Ripple remanded YouTube to be more aggressive and proactive when identifying scams and to remove the scams once they are identified.
— Brad Garlinghouse (@bgarlinghouse) July 23, 2020
Ripple’s website also features a blog post on “how to spot XRP giveaways scams” which were posted in late March. In the meantime, Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak sued YouTube and its parent company Google for allowing scammers to use his name and likeness in Bitcoin giveaway scams not taking them down despite the requests and profiting from them. However, ripple is also getting a lot of lawsuits and when contacted for a comment, they never replied.
The increase in the number of fake bitcoin giveaways on Youtube that involve different celebrities pushed Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak to file a lawsuit against the YouTube platform and Google too. Fake BTC giveaways are a growing threat in the crypto industry as the scammers started live streaming videos pretending to be famous individuals or companies that offer doubling all BTC funds that the victims send to their addresses. All victims, of course, fall for these activities but never get the promised funds.
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