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Biden taps tech antitrust advocate Lina Khan for FTC, in yet another bad omen for Silicon Valley – POLITICO


Khan’s bona fides: A professor at Columbia Law School since last year, Khan served as an aide to the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee’s probe into antitrust and major tech platforms including Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook. As part of the 16-month investigation, Khan honed in on Google’s conduct in the online search market, including its control over apps through its Android smartphone operating, mapping through the popular Google Maps and Waze products, and digital advertising.

Before her tenure with the antitrust panel, she was a fellow at the FTC for Democratic Commissioner Rohit Chopra, with whom she argued for the agency to adopt rules that would more clearly spell out when companies violate competition law.

She also worked as director of legal policy at the anti-monopoly group Open Markets Institute.



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