Biden Nominates Tech Antitrust Advocate Lina Khan for FTC Commissioner


The new administration has found one of the few areas of consensus in a contentious DC. The new administration is beefing up to take on big tech.  Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and Google may be the ever-expanding tech industry’s richest and most powerful companies. 

Lina Khan has an impressive background 

The choice of Khan to serve at the FTC comes as regulators, lawmakers, and the courts have been getting mounting pressure to take on Big Tech. Khan has a large body of work in the area.

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In 2017, Khan authored an article for the Yale Law Journal titled “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox.” The article was well-received in progressive economic policy circles. And she also has a history of calling out Big Tech and holding it accountable.

Khan also served as an aide to the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on antitrust during the first phase (years-long) of its investigation. They focused on anti-competitive behavior in the tech industry.