It is acceptable to make advertising opportunities available to candidates, political committees, political parties and other groups or individuals. Political advertising should be reviewed by the Ad Policy team on a case-by-case basis. Political advertising for campaigns for elective offices in countries outside the U.S. is not acceptable, unless it is properly geographically targeted and lawful in the jurisdiction.
All potential political advertising opportunities must be approved by the Ad Policy team, and comply with the following guidelines:
Types of advertising opportunities
Political advertising will be available in banner ad and video format. Political advertising may not take the form of 'pop up/daughter' screens.
Advertisements (e.g., ad banner) may contain a link or directly link to a web site that contains further positions or views if those positions or views conform to the guidelines set forth herein. Use of a 'pop up' or 'daughter screen' to achieve prominent placement for particular views or positions is not permitted.
Political advertising shall not be placed in a context or location that would make it misleading, deceptive, or otherwise violate AOL's community standards. Political advertising may be geographically targeted and/or demographically targeted.
All political advertising must comply with all applicable federal laws, including without limitation all federal election laws, FEC regulations, and (where applicable) state or local laws and regulations, and such compliance shall be the sole responsibility of the advertiser.
All political advertising creatives must clearly identify who paid for the communication and whether or not it was authorized by a candidate and/or organization. Unauthorized ads must also include contact information for the sponsoring organization.