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Antitrust Leader Lina Khan Confirmed by Senate, Named as Chair of FTC

HeadlineJun 16, 2021

President Biden named Lina Khan as chair of the Federal Trade Commission after the Senate confirmed her earlier in the day. Lina Khan is a prominent critic of Big Tech. She wrote a widely hailed paper on the failure of antitrust laws to rein in Amazon while she was a law student at Yale. Senator Elizabeth Warren celebrated the news, tweeting, “With Chair Lina Khan at the helm, we have a huge opportunity to make big, structural change by reviving antitrust enforcement and fighting monopolies that threaten our economy, our society, and our democracy.”

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