White House Wants to Replace FTC Chair for Resisting Social Media Rules

The White House is searching for a replacement for Federal Trade Commission Chair Joe Simons, a Republican who has publicly resisted President Donald Trump’s efforts to crack down on social media companies, four people with knowledge of the discussions said. Simons, a veteran antitrust lawyer, is serving a term that doesn’t end until September 2024, and he cannot legally be removed by the president except in cases of gross negligence.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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