Due for a facelift: The Tipline for 18 August 2021

The Federal Trade Commission plans to celebrate the 11th birthday of the 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines this week by amending its complaint seeking to rid Facebook of Instagram and WhatsApp. In the meantime, the commission’s former lead expert on the case is warning that updating the guidelines could do more harm than good while Facebook has sent an expert declaration in support of its petition to have FTC Chair Lina Khan recused.

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