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Hulu Drops Ban On Democratic Ads After National Outrage

Responding to criticism from across the country, Hulu has now dropped its ban on ads from Democrats.

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Responding to criticism from across the country, Hulu has now dropped its ban on ads from Democrats.

“The Disney-backed streaming service Hulu said Wednesday it will start accepting ads promoting political candidates and issues, reversing a policy that had infuriated Democratic campaigns trying to press central themes of the midterm elections, such as abortion and guns, on a platform popular with younger voters.

In a statement, Hulu said that “after a thorough review,” Disney had decided to align Hulu’s political advertising policies to be consistent with the company’s sports and entertainment cable networks and the streaming service ESPN Plus.

“Hulu will now accept candidate and issue advertisements covering a wide spectrum of policy positions, but reserves the right to request edits” or other changes, “in alignment with industry standards,” the statement said.” [READ MORE]

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