The Verge: Privacy and competition advocates urge FTC, DOJ to investigate Walmart’s $2.3 billion Vizio acquisition 

March 4, 2024

The 19 groups — including the Demand Progress Education Fund, Open Markets Institute, and Electronic Privacy Information Center — urged federal antitrust enforcers to probe Walmart’s proposed acquisition of TV-maker Vizio. In a letter shared exclusively with The Verge, they warn the deal risks “privacy dangers” and “could lock in captive buyers to Walmart advertising and content channels for good.” 

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