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Nischal Shetty Welcomes Brad Garlinghouse’s Move Against Social Media Companies

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse announced on Tuesday that he and Ripple are taking legal action against YouTube as the video content platform consistently failed to tackle fake giveaway scams and impersonators. Applauding the move, WazirX CEO Nischal Shetty has come in support of Garlinghouse, highlighting that the social media companies completely ignore user safety. He tweeted on Wednesday that these companies are fine with harassment as it brings more engagement, citing the example of Twitter’s hidden reply.

Taking Facebook as an example, Shetty stated that every time they post something new on Facebook, a fake page is created with their name and logo. He added that Facebook can easily detect this, but they obviously don’t want to. These fake pages also comment on the original post luring users to participate in fake giveaways.

Highlighting the privacy limitation of Telegram, Shetty tweeted:

While criticizing the social media platforms, the WazirX co-founder also took a sharp dig at WhatsApp, that if a person adds a user to a group, his/her number gets visible to everyone else, which isn’t good for user privacy.

Nischal’s stand is extremely vital for the Indian crypto industry, as the last thing it needs is users complaining of getting scammed by fake crypto giveaways. The credibility of the crypto space is still quite fragile, especially since regulators like the Reserve Bank of India are still quite apprehensive about it. Any kind of crypto scams coming to fore can easily jeopardize the legitimacy of the industry.

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Ruti Vora

Ruti regularly contributes in-depth news articles for leading cryptocurrencies. She contributes technical chart-based price updates and analysis pieces on world's leading digital currencies. She holds graduate degree in journalism.

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