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Taking on Big Tech: What the Federal Trade Commission can do

Posted on AllSides July 13th, 2021
From The Center
Technology, Big Tech, FTC

Is it possible to rein in the vast marketplace clout of Big Tech firms like Amazon using antitrust rules? Lina Khan is a believer that the Federal Trade Commission, which she now chairs, can revive a powerful watchdog role.

Just weeks into Lina Khan’s tenure at the helm of a newly activist Federal Trade Commission, tensions over her approach are on full display. 

Is this progressive scholar an innovative reformer who’ll finally bring near-monopolies like Facebook to heel, or is she a proponent of questionable overreach at the agency?

Amazon has accused Ms. Khan of undue...

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