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Facebook on Wednesday said Lina Khan, the new chairperson of the US Federal Trade Commission, should recuse herself from antitrust investigations into the company, as previously reported by The Wall Street Journal. It comes two weeks after Amazon filed a similar motion, with both companies alleging that Khan is too biased against them.

“Chair Khan has consistently made public statements not only accusing Facebook of conduct that merits disapproval but specifically expressing her belief that the conduct meets the elements of an antitrust offense,” the social network said in its motion.

The FTC declined to comment.

Khan was selected as FTC chairperson by President Joe Biden last month, as a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced five antitrust bills targeting tech giants like Amazon and Facebook.