Facebook’s cryptocurrency project has long been one of Silicon Valley’s worst-kept secrets. Even so, Libra’s formal announcement elicited a number of incendiary reactions from chattering heads across the political spectrum. Few hot takes, however, were more bombastic than that of National Review Online senior writer Michael Brendan Dougherty, who scolded the government for failing to respond appropriately to Facebook’s naked assault on the US dollar. The appropriate response? A nuclear strike. Libra’s Launch & Josh Hawley’s Internet Censorship Bill Dougherty dropped this blistering bombshell during the latest episode of The Editors, the flagship podcast of conservative media publication National Review.
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