US President Joe Biden, according to a person familiar with the case, eavesdropped on the Federal Trade Commission to chair Lina Khan, a prominent critic of the power of large technology companies.
Biden’s decision raises S. A 32-year-old professor at Columbia University School of Law the powerful regulatory role in its governance as congressional legislators swore to break on anti-competitive behavior among the largest technology groups in the United States.
Khan’s appointment as president of the FTC came on the same day he was approved by the US Senate for the chair on a five-member commission.
“Congress created the FTC to protect fair competition, to protect consumers, employees, honest businesses from unfair, deceptive practices. “I look forward to fulfilling this mission by serving the American public,” he wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.
Khan is one of the most prominent American scientists, criticizing the major US technology companies, from Amazon to Facebook, Google for abusing their market power, and demanding government action to curb them.