Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Login
BROWSE
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Login
Advanced Search Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

FTC Chief’s Former Boss Urges Review of Musk’s Twitter Deal (1)

Nov. 17, 2022, 4:47 PM

An anti-monopoly group that once employed US Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan is joining the chorus of advocates and lawmakers urging the federal government to investigate Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter Inc.

In a letter to Khan and the heads of the Justice Department’s antitrust division and the Federal Communications Commission, the Open Markets Institute argues that Twitter ought to be considered a public utility, given the platform’s role in civic discourse and disaster response around the world.

The organization also questioned whether Musk is managing his other business ventures independently from Twitter, especially the satellite ...