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Statement on Lina Khan as Federal Trade Commission Chair

WASHINGTON -

Following the news that President Biden will name Lina Khan as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Demand Progress issued the following statement from executive director David Segal:

"Lina Khan has proven herself as one of the fiercest and most effective critics of Big Tech. She not only understands the threat these monopolies impose, but how to utilize the tools of government to hold them accountable and break them up. We need strong champions like Lina throughout the government—most notably at the FTC, FCC, and DOJ—and hope this is a sign that the administration will move to fill these other key roles in a timely manner. We look forward to working alongside her to hold Big Tech accountable, and we encourage the Biden administration to swiftly fill out the Commission with a strong fifth commissioner, so that the FTC can fully wield its power."

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