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Big Tech foe Lina Khan assumes top US FTC post

Antitrust expert has reported market dominance abuse by Apple, Amazon and others

Lina M. Khan testifies during a Senate hearing on April 21.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Lina Khan, an antitrust researcher focused on Big Tech's immense market power, was sworn in on Tuesday as chair of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, a victory for progressives seeking a clampdown on tech firms who hold a hefty share of a growing sector of the economy.

Hours earlier, the U.S. Senate had confirmed Khan, with bipartisan support.

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