The agency, which began holding open meetings after progressive Lina Khan became president in June, will hear about Big Tech acquisitions made between 2010 and 2019.
The FTC has already filed a lawsuit against Facebook for violating the no-confidence law and asked the judge to undo Facebook’s deals for the photo-sharing app Instagram and the messaging app WhatsApp, although both agencies had reviewed.
Five commissioners are expected to vote to repeal guidelines on vertical deals put in place during the Trump administration, which brings the company together with one of its suppliers. The new guidelines are expected to be more stringent.
The FTC rarely tries to stop vertical deals but only recently when it asked a judge to suspend a deal to buy Grail, a former subsidiary of biotech company Illumina. Companies try to market blood tests to diagnose dozens of types of cancer.
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