US FTC denies Meta petition to recuse Khan from Within Unlimited review

FILE PHOTO: A security guard stands watch by the Meta sign outside the headquarters of Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc in Mountain View, California, U.S. November 9, 2022. REUTERS/Peter DaSilva

03 Feb 2023 01:05AM (Updated: 03 Feb 2023 01:09AM)

WASHINGTON : The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rejected a petition filed by Facebook-parent Meta seeking the recusal of Chair Lina Khan from participating in any decision concerning the review of Meta’s proposed merger with virtual reality app maker Within Unlimited.

The FTC said without Khan’s participation it had denied the order.

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