Prison » Facebook looks like it’s preparing for war with Trump

Business Insider
November 22, 2018

Facebook has hired one of the top antitrust lawyers in Silicon Valley, in a sign that the company could be preparing for war with Donald Trump’s administration.

Kate Patchen, the chief of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division in San Francisco, has joined Facebook as director and associate general counsel of litigation.

Patchen updated her LinkedIn profile earlier this month with the news, which was first spotted by the Financial Times. Business Insider has contacted Patchen and Facebook for comment.

Patchen’s hire comes in the same month in which US President Trump said his administration was “looking at” antitrust proceedings against tech giants Google, Amazon, and Facebook.

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This article was posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 8:03 am