Netflix responds to backlash over ‘creepy’ viewing figures tweet

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Netflix has responded to criticism after a tweet that singled out the viewing habits of users was branded “creepy”.

Yesterday, the streaming giant revealed that one user had taken on 53 viewings of the festive movie A Christmas Prince.

“To the 53 people who’ve watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?”, they wrote on Twitter.

But the tweet didn’t quite go as planned – with Twitter users criticising Netflix for appearing to reveal confidential viewing habits.

“Very creepy, Netflix. Not cool spying on your PAYING customers and then judging them in public”, Twitter user Angela Kay wrote in response.

Now, Netflix has responded to the criticism and confirmed that the figure refers to collated trends and not individual viewing habits.

“This information represents overall viewing trends, not the personal viewing information of specific, identified individuals”, Netflix confirmed in a statement to the BBC.

Elsewhere, Netflix recently released their end of year statistics, and revealed that one UK user streamed Bee Movie a whopping 357 times in 2017.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Netflix’s ‘Year In Review’, also  revealed that Stranger Things was the streaming service’s biggest hit, providing it with its highest daily ratings all year.