Born to run: The Tipline for 28 January 2021

Antitrust litigation is often more like a marathon than a sprint – unless you’re in charge of the Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition. The outgoing director last year sacrificed a six-year streak of striding 26.2 miles in one go as his agency brought more than 30 enforcement actions in merger cases alone. In today’s Tipline, Ian Conner discusses his tenure at the FTC, Facebook says it faces an “uphill battle” against Apple’s “dominant platform” and former government officials advocate for more regulation to take on Big Tech.

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