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Here’s what Google needs to watch out for with Lina Khan, the new ‘captain’ of the FTC

Carl Szabo, vice-president and general counsel of NetChoice, an industry group whose founders include Google, Facebook, and Amazon, said in an interview that the purpose of the FTC chair is to enforce the law like a judge, who looks at facts.

“When it comes to Ms. Khan, she seems to be less interested in applying the law as written, than writing the law and that’s very dangerous because we want fair decisions based on the law not how any judge feels about that defendant,” he said.

Szabo, who used to work for former FTC Commissioner Orson Swindle, suspects that Khan is “capable of operating independently,” but her background “casts a cloud of doubt on everything the FTC does. It undermines the credibility of the agency.”