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12th Dec 2017

Netflix responds after backlash over ‘Christmas Prince’ tweet

This should clarify things...


Okay, chill out. Of course Netflix aren’t spying on you.

This should go without saying, but after a light-hearted tweet from the company was taken the wrong way by some of its users earlier in the week, Netflix have moved to clarify things.

The tweet in question revealed that one user had watched festive flick A Christmas Prince an impressive / worrying (delete as appropriate) 53 times.

Some that read the tweet assumed that this meant Netflix was monitoring the viewing figures for its individual users. Others went as far as criticising them for revealing confidential viewing habits.
In response to this, Netflix has given a short statement to the BBC via one of their representatives. In it, they’ve confirmed that the figure in the tweet refers to collated trends – not individual viewing habits.
“This information represents overall viewing trends, not the personal viewing information of specific, identified individuals,” the statement said.
That should be that, then.