Facebook reportedly wants FTC Chair Lina Khan to recuse herself in antitrust case

Jul. 14, 2021 9:32 AM ETMeta Platforms, Inc. (META)META, AMZNBy: Joshua Fineman, SA News Editor42 Comments

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  • Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) was seeking for new Federal Trade Commission Chair to recuse herself as the antitrust agency decides if it will file a new antitrust case against the company because of Khan's history of criticizing big tech.
  • "Chair Khan has consistently made public statements not only accusing Facebook of conduct that merits disapproval but specifically expressing her belief that the conduct meets the elements of an antitrust offense," the company said in recusal petition filed with the FTC, according to a DJ report.
  • The FTC has to decide soon if it will file another antitrust suit against Facebook after the judge gave the company 30 days to file an amended suit after the judge dismissed the lawsuit late last month.
  • Also last month, Amazon wants FTC chair Khan recused from its cases.

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