Vox Article Praising Hulu as 'The Best Streaming Service' Doesn't Mention Hulu and Vox Both Owned by Comcast


Monday morning, Vox published an article by Todd VanDerWerff saying that, “Hulu has overtaken Netflix as the best streaming service.”

The article is basically an advertisement for Hulu. “If you can only afford a subscription to one streaming service right now, it should be Hulu without ads. It's the best one going,” VanDerWeff says. It lists numerous reasons for this, mostly focusing on the site's selection of streaming material.

What the article does not do is disclose the conflict of interest that looms over its thesis. The cable giant Comcast is a part-owner of both Hulu and Vox Media, which operates Vox. 

Netflix is of course a major competitor of Hulu.

There's nothing inherently wrong with Vox doing reviews of streaming video services, but it should make conflicts of interest such as this one clear.

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