A tweet from Netflix poking fun at the 53 users they said watched "A Christmas Prince" every day for the past 18 days "went viral", as the kids say, and provoked questions about just how much data Netflix has stockpiled about our binge-watching, and who has access to it. Netflix reportedly asked users to pressure elected officials about the legislation, and it was amended in the company's favor in 2013.
Netflix has come under fire for exploiting user data for laughs, after its US Twitter account sent out a mocking tweet at the expense of viewers of one of its original movies. In it, they've confirmed that the figure in the tweet refers to collated trends - not individual viewing habits.
Looking for the flawless Christmas movie to watch? Shaming its subscribers, even in jest, for a feel-good film meant to cheer up its viewers didn't sit well with everyone. "Who hurt you?" That's not your business Netflix, even if it's all a joke.
If you're wondering what A Christmas Prince really is, I'll tell you that it's a brand new silly Christmas movie made by Netflix that I could not absolutely watch, no matter how hard I tried. How is this creepy when their library is public?,' wrote one user.
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While both viewpoints could be right in certain ways, it remains to be seen how Netflix responds to the hullabaloo considering that its tweet has, within a day, garnered over 100,000 retweets and 400,000 likes.
When you start thinking about the amount of data that's floating out there about you, it's better to not think about it.
A Christmas Prince is a Netflix original holiday-themed romantic comedy that our own Lea Palmieri called "cheesy, hopeful, a little bit ridiculous, and overall as warm and toasty as the fireplace you're watching it next to". But, clearly, some people really like it.