After rejecting political advertisements promoting the liberal agenda, Hulu provoked anger among Democrats.
What are the specifics of this situation?
The Democratic Party’s three main campaign groups — the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and Democratic Governors Association — attempted to purchase an ad campaign on Hulu earlier this month, according to the Washington Post.
The Democratic Party’s position on abortion, gun control, and climate change was highlighted by the video advertisements.
But those commercials have never aired, infuriating Democrats. In fact, the groups claimed that Hulu was “bias.”
The three organizations’ executive directors slammed Hulu’s censorship of the truth in a statement to the Washington Post. “Hulu’s outrageous, offensive, and harmful behavior is another step down a dangerous road for our nation,” they added.
“Voters have a right to know the facts about the MAGA Republicans’ plans on issues like abortion — and Hulu is doing a great disservice to the American people by blocking them from learning the truth about the GOP record or preventing these concerns from being addressed,” according to the press release.
A Hulu representative allegedly informed Suraj Patel, a Democrat seeking election to the U.S. House in New York, that the platform follows an “unwritten” rule that bans “sensitive” commercials.
This was after Hulu rejected one of his commercials, which also focused on gun control, abortion, and climate change. The decision was reversed later.
More from the Washington Post:
“A person familiar with Hulu’s advertising rules, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters, said the choice to approve Patel’s commercial was made before Monday, but it wasn’t conveyed to his campaign right away. The company does not make its advertising standards public, according to this individual, but they do ban advertisements that take a position on an issue that is divisive,’ regardless of whether they are political commercials. The ads are individually scrutinized, and suggested changes may be made to the advertisers on a case-by-case basis.”
Hulu’s advertising policies are explicit in that it does not allow issue, electoral, or political advertisements through the Ad Manager Tool.
Even though some supporters have called for a Hulu boycott as a result of outrage from the Democrats, even some liberals could not agree with the claims.
“Sorry guys, I’m usually with you, but… unless they’re running conservative ads and NOT the others, I have no issue with them not airing political commercials. This is a misguided argument,” added a “liberal.”
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