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Biden to name Big Tech critic Khan as U.S. FTC chair -sources

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By David Shepardson, Nandita Bose and Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden will name Lina Khan, an antitrust researcher focused on Big Tech’s immense market power, to chair the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, sources said on Tuesday, a key win for progressives who have pushed for tougher laws to tackle monopolies and growing corporate power. Separately, Khan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the FTC as a commissioner earlier on Tuesday with strong bipartisan support. She most recently taught at Columbia Law School and was on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitr…

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