Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Loses Lawsuit, Can’t Sue YouTube Over Bitcoin Scam

Bloomberg News – Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has filed a lawsuit against YouTube over scam videos using his image to promote fake bitcoin giveaways. In a tentative ruling, a California judge said YouTube and its parent company Google LLC are protected by a federal law that protects Internet platforms from liability for content posted by users. The fraudulent video touted Wozniak as the host of a live bitcoin giveaway and promised anyone who sent bitcoins would get double the money back. The video also used the names and photos of other tech celebrities, including Bill Gates and Musk, the lawsuit says.