From Bloomberg's "Biden Adviser Tim Wu to Leave After Shaping Antitrust Policy" posted Tuesday:
White House adviser Tim Wu, who worked to shape the Biden administration’s agenda to increase economic competition, is set to leave his position in the coming months, according to people familiar with the move...
Wu, who coined the term “net neutrality,” rose to prominence as one of the most aggressive critics of the major technology and telecom companies, arguing that they had a stranglehold over the economy that was hurting smaller companies and consumers. In early 2020, Wu offered his signature warning: “Antitrust winter is over,” after which Biden brought him into the administration.
In his role at the National Economic Council, Wu helped to lead the Biden administration’s antitrust policies aimed at the largest technology companies, while working with agencies to identify regulations they could use to fight corporate dominance. The executive order created a new competition council led by the head of the NEC, a proposal that Wu had first called for in 2020.
My take: As I wrote eight months ago, when Wu joined the White House...
Having a good heart matters to Wu. Facebook and Amazon probably have more to fear from him than Google and Apple.
See also: Does Apple have to worry about Tim Wu?