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Larry Armitage 2021-07-14
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The request follows Amazon making similar allegations of bias on the part of Lina Khan.
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Dwight Black 2021-07-14
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Facebook says 32-year-old Lina Khan "has prejudged" an antitrust case brought against it by the federal government.
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Pedro Cote 2021-03-09
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Many reports reckon the fifth FCC Commissioner will be Lina Khan, who specializes in antitrust law and has a special focus on big tech.
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Ricky Nesbitt 2021-06-21
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Lina Khan studied law at Yale and wrote a critical paper on Amazon in 2017. Now, she's leading the US agency empowered to break Big Tech apart.
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Bart King 2021-03-09
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Appointing Lina Khan to the FTC would add an anti-monopoly crusader to a crucial position—as does Tim Wu’s installment at the National Economic Council.
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Donald Mansour 2021-06-30
Amazon wants FTC chair Lina Khan removed from any investigation of the company because of a 2017 paper she wrote calling the firm a monopoly.
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James Taylor 2021-06-18
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Rebecca Slaughter supports a policy approach that uses rulemaking authority also supported by the FTC's new chair Lina Khan.

The post Recent FTC chair signals push for rules on data collection and dark patterns that sidestep Congress appeared first on Digiday.

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Robert Carter 2021-06-16
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Promises to 'safeguard fair competition and protect consumers, workers, and honest businesses ... with vigor'

US President Joe Biden has successfully installed Lina Khan, a top legal scholar and an outspoken critic of Big Tech, as the new chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission.…

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Clarence Cohen 2021-07-21
Senate Commerce, Science And Transportation Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing

The Federal Trade Commission formally pledged to take on unlawful “right to repair” restrictions in a new policy statement issued Wednesday. The new policy could spell trouble for smartphone manufacturers like Apple that strictly inhibit users’ abilities to repair their own devices.

Wednesday’s new right to repair policy statement commits the FTC to encouraging competition in product repair markets with “vigor,” according to Chair Lina Khan. The statement, which was approved unanimously, makes it official FTC policy for the agency to use its existing authorities to support independent repair shops and lower repair costs for consumers.

“While efforts by dominant firms to restrict repair markets are not new, changes in technology and more...

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Keith Hake 2021-07-14
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Facebook has joined Amazon in a show of alarm at the sudden rise of antitrust hawk Lina Khan to the position of FTC Chair by asking that she be recused from all decisions relating to the company. The argument, more or less identical to Amazon’s, is that before her appointment, Khan was too outspoken about […]
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Daniel Martin 2021-04-22
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One never knows how a confirmation hearing will go these days, especially one for a young outsider nominated to an important position despite challenging the status quo and big business. Lina Khan, just such a person up for the position of FTC Commissioner, had a surprisingly pleasant time of it during today’s Senate Commerce Committee […]
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Joseph White 2021-06-22
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Amazon’s purchase of MGM must pass the scrutiny of the FTC, newly chaired by prominent Amazon critic Lina Khan, The Wall Street Journal has reported. While the $8.45 million merger is not likely to be stopped, it may provide early indicators of how the agency is revising its approach to mega-corporations consolidating multiple industries with […]
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Keith Brewton 2021-03-23
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

President Joe Biden picked one of tech’s most ardent critics, Lina Khan, to join the Federal Trade Commission on Monday. For Democrats and progressives, Khan’s nomination was a sign that the Biden administration may be the toughest one in history when it comes to tech.

“We need all hands on deck as we work to take on some of the biggest monopolies in the world, and President Biden is making his commitment to competition clear,” Senate antitrust committee leader Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said Monday.

Even White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said to expect more tech scrutiny from Biden earlier this year. “The president has been clear — on the campaign, and, probably, more recently — that he stands up to the abuse of power, and that...

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Joan Zappulla 2021-06-15
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The Senate confirmed big tech critic and prominent antitrust scholar Lina Khan as FTC Commissioner Tuesday, signaling a new era of scrutiny for the tech industry. Khan was confirmed in a 69-28 vote, with Republicans joining Democrats in a rare show of bipartisan support for Khan’s ideas on reining in tech’s most powerful companies. An […]
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Zachary Stell 2021-06-30
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Amazon has petitioned that the newly minted Chair of the FTC and implacable critic of the company, Lina Khan, be recused from decisions relating to the company. The company argues that she has been too outspoken about the failure to regulate Amazon to handle matters impartially. It will be for the FTC to decide, and […]
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Everett Enriquez 2019-02-05

Columbia Law School academic fellow Lina Khan, who wrote the impactful “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox” for The Yale Law Journal, joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to discuss whether Amazon and Facebook should be broken up and what it might look like if that were to happen.

Below is a lightly edited excerpt from the interview.

Nilay Patel: You wrote a paper for Yale Law Review called “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox.” Walk us through the argument you made there.

Lina Khan: Sure, so the argument I made was that Amazon is a really elegant illustration of how the current framework in antitrust, the consumer welfare framework, really fails to capture forms of market power and forms of dominance that should be relevant to antitrust and do raise competition concerns.

And so I was writing about Amazon because I think aspects of Amazon’s business strategy, specific practices that it used to become as dominant as it is, are a really useful vessel for talking about these broader shifts in antitrust.

And so, you know, before I went to law school I was a journalist and a policy researcher and had spent some time interviewing the merchants that sell on Amazon.

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Larry Armitage 2021-07-14
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The request follows Amazon making similar allegations of bias on the part of Lina Khan.
Pedro Cote 2021-03-09
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Many reports reckon the fifth FCC Commissioner will be Lina Khan, who specializes in antitrust law and has a special focus on big tech.
Bart King 2021-03-09
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Appointing Lina Khan to the FTC would add an anti-monopoly crusader to a crucial position—as does Tim Wu’s installment at the National Economic Council.
James Taylor 2021-06-18
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Rebecca Slaughter supports a policy approach that uses rulemaking authority also supported by the FTC's new chair Lina Khan.

The post Recent FTC chair signals push for rules on data collection and dark patterns that sidestep Congress appeared first on Digiday.

Clarence Cohen 2021-07-21
Senate Commerce, Science And Transportation Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing

The Federal Trade Commission formally pledged to take on unlawful “right to repair” restrictions in a new policy statement issued Wednesday. The new policy could spell trouble for smartphone manufacturers like Apple that strictly inhibit users’ abilities to repair their own devices.

Wednesday’s new right to repair policy statement commits the FTC to encouraging competition in product repair markets with “vigor,” according to Chair Lina Khan. The statement, which was approved unanimously, makes it official FTC policy for the agency to use its existing authorities to support independent repair shops and lower repair costs for consumers.

“While efforts by dominant firms to restrict repair markets are not new, changes in technology and more...

Continue reading…

Daniel Martin 2021-04-22
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One never knows how a confirmation hearing will go these days, especially one for a young outsider nominated to an important position despite challenging the status quo and big business. Lina Khan, just such a person up for the position of FTC Commissioner, had a surprisingly pleasant time of it during today’s Senate Commerce Committee […]
Keith Brewton 2021-03-23
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

President Joe Biden picked one of tech’s most ardent critics, Lina Khan, to join the Federal Trade Commission on Monday. For Democrats and progressives, Khan’s nomination was a sign that the Biden administration may be the toughest one in history when it comes to tech.

“We need all hands on deck as we work to take on some of the biggest monopolies in the world, and President Biden is making his commitment to competition clear,” Senate antitrust committee leader Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said Monday.

Even White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said to expect more tech scrutiny from Biden earlier this year. “The president has been clear — on the campaign, and, probably, more recently — that he stands up to the abuse of power, and that...

Continue reading…

Zachary Stell 2021-06-30
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Amazon has petitioned that the newly minted Chair of the FTC and implacable critic of the company, Lina Khan, be recused from decisions relating to the company. The company argues that she has been too outspoken about the failure to regulate Amazon to handle matters impartially. It will be for the FTC to decide, and […]
Dwight Black 2021-07-14
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Facebook says 32-year-old Lina Khan "has prejudged" an antitrust case brought against it by the federal government.
Ricky Nesbitt 2021-06-21
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Lina Khan studied law at Yale and wrote a critical paper on Amazon in 2017. Now, she's leading the US agency empowered to break Big Tech apart.
Donald Mansour 2021-06-30
Amazon wants FTC chair Lina Khan removed from any investigation of the company because of a 2017 paper she wrote calling the firm a monopoly.
Robert Carter 2021-06-16
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Promises to 'safeguard fair competition and protect consumers, workers, and honest businesses ... with vigor'

US President Joe Biden has successfully installed Lina Khan, a top legal scholar and an outspoken critic of Big Tech, as the new chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission.…

Keith Hake 2021-07-14
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Facebook has joined Amazon in a show of alarm at the sudden rise of antitrust hawk Lina Khan to the position of FTC Chair by asking that she be recused from all decisions relating to the company. The argument, more or less identical to Amazon’s, is that before her appointment, Khan was too outspoken about […]
Joseph White 2021-06-22
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Amazon’s purchase of MGM must pass the scrutiny of the FTC, newly chaired by prominent Amazon critic Lina Khan, The Wall Street Journal has reported. While the $8.45 million merger is not likely to be stopped, it may provide early indicators of how the agency is revising its approach to mega-corporations consolidating multiple industries with […]
Joan Zappulla 2021-06-15
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The Senate confirmed big tech critic and prominent antitrust scholar Lina Khan as FTC Commissioner Tuesday, signaling a new era of scrutiny for the tech industry. Khan was confirmed in a 69-28 vote, with Republicans joining Democrats in a rare show of bipartisan support for Khan’s ideas on reining in tech’s most powerful companies. An […]
Everett Enriquez 2019-02-05

Columbia Law School academic fellow Lina Khan, who wrote the impactful “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox” for The Yale Law Journal, joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to discuss whether Amazon and Facebook should be broken up and what it might look like if that were to happen.

Below is a lightly edited excerpt from the interview.

Nilay Patel: You wrote a paper for Yale Law Review called “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox.” Walk us through the argument you made there.

Lina Khan: Sure, so the argument I made was that Amazon is a really elegant illustration of how the current framework in antitrust, the consumer welfare framework, really fails to capture forms of market power and forms of dominance that should be relevant to antitrust and do raise competition concerns.

And so I was writing about Amazon because I think aspects of Amazon’s business strategy, specific practices that it used to become as dominant as it is, are a really useful vessel for talking about these broader shifts in antitrust.

And so, you know, before I went to law school I was a journalist and a policy researcher and had spent some time interviewing the merchants that sell on Amazon.