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Facebook petitions for recusal of FTC chief, joining Amazon

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Washington (AFP) – Facebook on Wednesday filed a formal request calling for the recusal of Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan in any antitrust action against the social media giant, arguing that she is biased and cannot rule impartially. The move follows a similar request from Amazon last month in anticipation of a wave of antitrust enforcement action against Big Tech firms from the regulatory agency under its new leader appointed by President Joe Biden. In its petition to the FTC, Facebook said Khan “has consistently made public statements not only accusing Facebook of conduct that meri…

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