Most businesses choose to ban political organizations from advertising on their websites in an effort to look more professional. I have seen today an ad for a petition to overturn Roe V Wade and another political attack ad as well. Does it hurt HP's reputation to allow such ads on their site? I know I ban ALL political ads from appearing on my own websites to avoid appearing biased or unprofessional when my sites have nothing to do with politics. The other day there was an ad where audio was blaring on one of my hubs. That too seemed questionable to me.
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I totally agree with everything you just said :)
yes, but that isn't necessarily controversial - things like repealing Roe V Wade might make people more offended than beauty potions and creams etc. There are plenty of products advertised all over that make me roll my eyes though ;)
agreed I don't think that's a very nice image to project either. I have not seen this on my own hubs, but have seen it around.
actually that is precisely why it should matter. A diverse bunch of writers display their content here and HP should want to present a neutral and a-political image.
I do take care of my personal settings. My problem with it is that it makes this site appear to favor political sides and businesses that represent or have a diverse range of people should refrain from doing that.
the repeal roe v wade political one was on the bottom of a question page that was not political in nature - so probably they are part of a blanket run - but still I'd think they could opt out of controversial ads.
Yes they do and if they want to keep it they should refrain from allowing highly emotionally and politically charged advertising on their website or they risk tarnishing their reputation.