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Hulu caves to Democrats after initially rejecting ads on gun control, abortion: 'Hulu will now accept'

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Hulu has caved.

The Disney-owned video streaming platform has reversed its policy barring political advertisements from its platform after Democrats accused the company of "censorship" for not running far-left political ads.

What did Hulu say?

In alignment with advertisement policies on other Disney-owned platforms, Hulu said it will now allow controversial political ads.

"After a thorough review of ad policies across its linear networks and streaming platforms over the last few months, Disney is now aligning Hulu’s political advertising policies to be consistent with the Company’s general entertainment and sports cable networks and ESPN+," Disney said in a statement, Axios reported.

"Hulu will now accept candidate and issue advertisements covering a wide spectrum of policy positions, but reserves the right to request edits or alternative creative, in alignment with industry standards," the statement added.

Previously, Hulu's advertisement policies stated, "Hulu does not accept issue, electoral, or political Ads through the Ad Manager Tool."

What is the background?

Democrats lashed out at Hulu on Monday after an election ad — which promoted the liberal agenda on gun control, abortion, and climate change — was rejected from airing on Hulu.

The platform allegedly utilized an "unwritten" policy that barred "sensitive" ads from its airwaves.

In response, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Democratic Governors Association — which had attempted to purchase joint ad space — accused Hulu of "censorship."

Hulu’s censorship of the truth is outrageous, offensive, and another step down a dangerous path for our country. Voters have the right to know the facts about MAGA Republicans' agenda on issues like abortion — and Hulu is doing a huge disservice to the American people by blocking voters from learning the truth about the GOP record or denying these issues from even being discussed.
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