Q&A: Why Amazon's online marketplace drew FTC scrutiny

Amazon.com Inc. and Lina Khan have a fraught history. Khan made her name as a law student in 2017 with an article in The Yale Law Journal that made an example of Amazon to argue for a broad re-imagining of U.S. antitrust law. Now she’s the chair of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which has already sanctioned Amazon for privacy lapses and is expected to sue the company for antitrust violations this week, after a multiyear investigation.

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