Netflix Defends 'Creepy' Tweet About 'A Christmas Prince'

Netflix Defends 'Creepy' Tweet About 'A Christmas Prince'

Late Sunday, Netflix, one of the largest online streaming companies, sent out a tweet on its U.S. account regarding users watching its latest original film, "A Christmas Prince" that made people, well, a little concerned.

Netflix is under-fire for binge-shaming 53 viewers of the Rose McIver-starring A Christmas Prince. So much so, that Netflix - who are notoriously cagey about their streaming data - chose to call out the superfans. "Is it in your Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy that you will collect and analyze viewing habits so that you can mock people via social media?"

"The privacy of our members' viewing is important to us", the streaming service told E!

"To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?" the tweet, sent out at 10:52 p.m. local time, read.

To be fair, some users raised some pretty legitimate concerns, less upset about the data collection itself and more concerned with who had access to it and the threshold for releasing or even just teasing about that data.

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'I guess it's like video store staff, except a massive database means it's easier for creepy Netflix staff to find and creep on individual people they know'. News. "This information represents overall viewing trends, not the personal viewing information of specific, identified individuals".

What's creepy about this unusual statistic, from a company that never shares viewing data with anyone, is that it's able to single out such stats about its users.

There were some users, however, who seemed happy to engage with the streaming site's tweet, snapping back with their own witty replies, and even joining the Netflix account in a war of words in some cases.

Not good. Not unless you are a moron.

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