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Amazon, Apple hire Fiona Scott Morton, one of big tech's most vocal critics

Amazon confirmed Scott Morton is working for the company but declined further comment. Apple didn't respond to a request seeking comment

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Scott Morton, hailed in a 2019 article in the New Republic as an “antitrust crusader,” said she began consulting for Amazon in the last year, while her work for Apple dates back several years

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Fiona Scott Morton is widely recognised as a top antitrust expert, known for her warnings that American tech giants are stifling competition and innovation.

Yet Scott Morton, a Yale University economist and former Justice Department official, is also advising two of the biggest names in tech — Amazon.com and Apple —as they confront federal antitrust investigations. She didn’t disclose those relationships in papers she recently co-authored outlining how the US could bring antitrust cases against Alphabet’s Google and Facebook.

Scott Morton, hailed in a 2019 article in the New Republic as an “antitrust crusader,” said she began consulting for Amazon

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First Published: Jul 18 2020 | 12:58 AM IST

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