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Elon Musk Accuses YouTube of Scam

Elon Musk Accuses YouTube of Scam

  • Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has accused YouTube of running scam adverts.
  • The billionaire alleged that Tesla’s name is being used by other companies for scam adverts on YouTube.
  • Many followers have backed Musk’s claims up, stating that they had lost money to scammers on the platform.

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has accused Google’s video streaming platform, YouTube, of running scam adverts. The world’s richest man made the claims via a post on his Twitter account today.

Elon Musk

Musk went further to claim that his electric car company’s name, Tesla, has been used by other companies for scam advertisements on YouTube. He also promised to stop it.

Backing Musk’s claims, many followers agreed that there were scam ads on the platform. Some even claimed that they had fallen victim to the ads losing Ethereum or Bitcoin cryptocurrencies.

However, a few of his followers slammed Elon Musk for his statement. They claim that the billionaire is finding faults in other platforms while trying to buy Twitter.

Musk’s statement reads:

“YouTube seems to be nonstop scam ads.”Also, other companies are using the Tesla name for solar and Powerwall. I will put a stop to that,”

This is not the first time that YouTube has been criticized for scam ads. In April 2020, the CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse, had filed a lawsuit against YouTube.

Read also: Google Fined $715,000 for Defamatory YouTube Video

Garlinghouse alleged that the company’s inaction against fraudulent content on its platform has damaged Ripple’s reputation. The ripple founder even claimed that a scammer stole $15,000 worth of XPR from a victim.

In the same year, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sued YouTube for allowing crypto scams using his name.

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