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Netflix Hilariously Trolls Its Viewers in a Tweet

(Image via Twitter/Netflix)

When companies have a sense of humor on social media, the Internet loves it. And why not? It is nice to know that corporations can interact with us on a human level rather than through automated customer service robots. Not long ago we shared the tweets of some companies that notoriously troll people online. Just this week Netflix stepped up to the plate, and it was hilarious.

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Netflix’s tweet was meant in good humor, but of course some people took it the wrong way:

https://twitter.com/Johnson_DavidW/status/940252082916925440

https://twitter.com/Johnson_DavidW/status/940323404720119809

But countless people played along:

Due to some backlash, Netflix issued a statement:

“This information represents overall viewing trends, not the personal viewing information of specific, identified individuals,” said a representative.

It should come as no surprise that the company is analyzing its own data. Now that digital television is the norm, one should assume that Hulu, Amazon, and every other streaming platform is doing the exact same thing. The only difference here is that Netflix had a little fun on social media with it. And luckily, some people shared its sense of humor.