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Google's Ally at the FTC Is Resigning

Joshua Wright, a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission who has been viewed by some as troublingly pro-Google, is leaving the agency. The FTC announced the news on Monday. When Wright was appointed in 2012, he faced criticism for his positions on Google, particularly this paper critical of aggressive antitrust action. So he recused himself from cases involving the search giant for two years, including the high-profile case that closed in 2013. After Yelp released a paper in June resurfacing those antitrust arguments, Wright sent out a series of thinly veiled critiques of it on Twitter.

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