JUN 17, 2021
We unpack how Khan could push the agency toward increased enforcement and a fundamental reimagining of what constitutes monopolistic behavior.
JUN 30, 2021
Even Lina Khan, the FTC’s new progressive chair, has previously argued the current antitrust frameworks are too limited. All of this comes less than a week after the House Judiciary Committee approved a series of antitrust measures directed at reigning in Big Tech.
AUG 23, 2021
Just days later, two senators sent a letter to FTC Chairwoman Lina Khan asking the agency to determine whether or not the company engaged in deceptive advertising of the feature. What’s next: Tesla could be on a collision course with regulators over its decision to continue training its neural network on open roads, without large public buy-in.
AUG 31, 2021
Key appointments: Biden has granted Lina Khan and Tim Wu key positions as FTC chair and special assistant to the president on the National Economic Council, respectively. He also recently nominated Jonathan Kanter to lead the Department of Justice’s (DOJ's) antitrust division. These moves signal a clear departure from the conservative antitrust interpretation of the past.
JUL 21, 2021
President Biden previously nominated another tech critic and antitrust reform advocate Lina Khan to lead the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced sweeping antitrust legislation in June aimed at Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook.
APR 26, 2021
Last week, the Senate narrowly confirmed pro-antitrust attorney Vanita Gupta’s appointment to the DOJ as an associate attorney general, and it appears poised to confirm Biden’s other nominee to the FTC, law professor and leading Big Tech critic Lina Khan. The decision marks a significant win for Big Tech and other companies that will come at the expense of consumers.
JUN 23, 2021
The recent appointment of vocal antitrust proponent Lina Khan as FTC chair is representative of the urgency lawmakers feel to curb monopolistic and anticompetitive practices. What’s next? While it is unlikely that all the proposals will become law as written, this is Congress’ best opportunity thus far to curb the dominance of Big Tech.