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Biden taps famous foes of Big Tech for key antitrust posts

Columbia academics Lina Khan and Tim Wu add pressure on Facebook and Google

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Joe Biden is adding two prominent Big Tech critics to his administration, signaling an uphill battle ahead for Google, Facebook and other giants facing mounting antitrust headwinds at home.

For the Federal Trade Commission, the administration will reportedly soon nominate Lina Khan, an academic who rose to prominence a few years ago for her critique of how current antitrust thinking in Washington fails to "recognize Amazon's conduct as anticompetitive."

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