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Big Tech Critic Sworn in as FTC Chair

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Lina Khan. Image courtesy of Columbia University

Lina Khan has officially been sworn in as the new Chair of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), placing her in charge of much of the government’s investigation into the competitive practices used by big tech.

Khan, a 32-year-old Associate Professor of Law at Columbia University, has lectured on antitrust law, infrastructure industries law, the antimonopoly tradition, and law and political economy.

Her scholarly background and vocal criticism of the tech industry’s allegedly unfair competitive practices make her a figure to watch as the government pursues anti-trust investigations in many major US tech companies.

Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia, Khan was Counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law. She is also no stranger to the FTC and has also served as Legal Adviser to FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra and as a Legal Director at the Open Markets Institute.

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