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Star Critic of Big Tech Has Side Gig Working for Amazon, Apple

July 17, 2020, 5:06 PM

Fiona Scott Morton is widely recognized as a top antitrust expert, known for her warnings that American tech giants are stifling competition and innovation.

Yet Scott Morton, a Yale University economist and former Justice Department official, is also advising two of the biggest names in tech -- Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. -- as they confront federal antitrust investigations.

She didn’t disclose those relationships in papers she recently co-authored outlining how the U.S. could bring antitrust cases against Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc.

Scott Morton, hailed in a 2019 article in the New Republic as an “antitrust crusader,”...

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