Netflix is weirdly anxious about 'A Christmas Prince' fans

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If you're among those 18 people who watched A Christmas Prince 18 days in a row, you would certainly feel that your viewing habit is being mocked on a public platform and that it is a matter of time before some Netflix employee reveals your identity.

'Why are you calling people out like that Netflix?' asked one user, to which the account responded: 'I just want to make sure you're okay'. The primary example of this is A Christmas Prince.

The intention was humorous, but many of Netflix's followers on Twitter were angry at the frivolous use of customer data. Many took to Twitter to express how much they hated, as well as enjoyed the movie.

'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's statement, however, confirms that the stats are in fact real, and that 53 customers did indeed play the film on 18 consecutive days in November and December.

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But tweeting at us like we're buddies who give each other shit for the things we like and then reminding us that they can see everything we do suddenly made Netflix seem a lot more sinister.

The tweet was received with mixed emotions from some who viewed the streaming site's spying to be a little too Big Brother-y, but most were more concerned with Netflix getting rid of their favorite show.

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's no denying that Netflix is one of the greatest tech companies of our time.

Netflix doesn't often provide statistics about ratings or viewership, but the streaming service did reveal something interesting.

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