Oct 22, 2018

Netflix denies changing posters based on viewers' race

Netflix has denied altering a viewer's experience depending on their race. It's been accused of "Misleading" black users by showing promotional shots of black cast members in films and TV shows - even if they had a minor role. Podcaster Stacia Brown asked her Twitter followers if "Other black Netflix users" had noticed the service would "Generate posters with the black cast members on them to try to compel you to watch?". "Using the promotional shot of two black actors for Like Father - which is made up of a mostly white cast with Kristen Bell as the lead - she added:"It's weird to try to pass a film off as having a black principal cast... when it's a white movie. In a blog published last year, Netflix revealed it was launching artwork personalisation for its films and TV shows.

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