Netflix responds after backlash over 'Christmas Prince' tweet

Netflix responds after backlash over 'Christmas Prince' tweet

Netflix responds after backlash over 'Christmas Prince' tweet

But now the sassy service is calling some subscribers out for a very weird habit: 53 users have watched their movie, A Christmas Prince, every night for 18 nights.

While the tweet was clearly intended as a joke, it didn't sit well with some customers who found the message "creepy".

Netflix may be sharing viewing information, but not in specific ways - they're not revealing, for example, that customer John Doe or Jane Doe is watching "A Christmas Prince" on repeat.

The tweet resulted in reactions from a number of people who said they were scared about how Netflix monitored their viewing habits and probably created their profiles based on such viewing habits. However, if you're into a more "scary" or genre-like movie, Netflix also has A Christmas Horror Story, Red Christmas, and Gremlins.

We shouldn't assume that laws favoring consumer privacy are permanent, that Netflix data will always be anonymized to an extent, or that the internet will continue to operate on the terms to which we're accustomed (see: Net neutrality). One user even compared the tweet to "bullying".

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When you start thinking about the amount of data that's floating out there about you, it's better to not think about it.

On Monday, Netflix responded to TheWrap's request for comment on the tweet (and the drama that it ignited).

Marketing messages like this don't violate companies' privacy policies, said Bradley Shear, a lawyer specializing in privacy and social media.

'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'. Netflix has stream-shamed before, when they made the discovery that one unknown user had streamed Bee Movie 357 times over the last 12 months.

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