Biden wants Big Tech critic as FTC chair - reports

Tuesday, 15. June 2021 22:27

United States President Joe Biden is nominating Big Tech critic Lina Khan as chair of the Federal Trade Commission, according to media reports released on Tuesday. Hours ago, the Senate confirmed Khan to be a commissioner of the agency.

The Columbia Law School professor has called for tougher antitrust laws to crack down on the power of Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook.

She previously served as an aide to the House Subcommittee on Antitrust's investigation on competition in digital markets in 2020.

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