YouTube’s Whac-a-Mole Approach to Crypto Scam Ads Remains a Problem
Despite lawsuits and Google’s own ad policies, cryptocurrency scam ads are still making it through the YouTube gates and circulating for days.
Brad Garlinghouse said Ripple and YouTube have now agreed to "work together" to tackle XRP scams on the video platform.
The helplessness we felt during the suspension points to a much bigger problem for everyone, writes Michael J. Casey.
A California superior court judge ruled the social media giant was not responsible for its users' content.
"Content that encourages illegal activities or incites users to violate YouTube's guidelines is not allowed," the platform said, without elaborating.
Ripple has disputed YouTube's claims it knew nothing about XRP scams on its site, saying it alerted the video platform hundreds of times.