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FTC Nominee Khan Calls for More Scrutiny of Tech Giants’ Power

April 21, 2021, 6:17 PM

Columbia Law School professor Lina Khan, whom President Joe Biden has nominated to serve on the Federal Trade Commission, told lawmakers antitrust enforcers need to scrutinize the power that large technology companies have over digital markets, from app stores to online journalism.

In testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday, Khan called out the dominance that Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google have over app stores on mobile devices, saying terms like Apple taking 30% of the revenue earned by some developers can’t be justified.

Lina Khan
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