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U.S. Senate confirms Google critic Kanter to head Justice Dept Antitrust Division

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Google critic Jonathan Kanter, who was backed by progressives, to head the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. In his confirmation hearing, Kanter pledged to enforce antitrust law in agriculture, pharmaceuticals and the labor market, as well as in Big Tech. The Senate confirmed him on a vote of 68 to 29. Kanter is the third of three people, who all have tech expertise and were backed by progressives, to be chosen for key antitrust posts. The other two were Tim Wu for the National Economic Council and Lina Khan as chair of …

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