Facebook released the SDK for its Libra cryptocurrency last month and third-party developers are building a host of supporting apps.
Over a dozen conservative groups are lobbying Congress to steer clear of changes to the Internet. Fourteen right-leaning groups wrote to Congress asking leaders to reject any changes to the law that gives social media its most potent legal shield, even as bi-lateral support for change is growing. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects social platforms from liability for content posted on their sites. Advocacy groups like FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity say open and free public discourse on social platforms is essential for democracy. The opposition - both Republican and Democrat - have targeted the social platforms for their poor data privacy practices, proliferation of fake news, endemic bullying and harassment, a liberal bias, and other concerns. Legislation making changes to Section 230 has already been introduced. The Verge