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FTC commissioner hires Amazon critic

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra speaks at a microphone, wearing a suit and tie
FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Democratic Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra said Monday he'd hired lawyer Lina Khan to serve in his office as a fellow for "the next few months."

Why it matters: Khan is the author of an influential law review note building the antitrust case against Amazon. She is teaming up with one of the FTC's minority commissioners as the agency takes a closer look at questions about tech platforms.