Netflix Deletes over 10 Years of User Reviews

Netflix Deletes over 10 Years of User Reviews

Netflix has wiped all of its users’ movie reviews from at least the past decade from its platform.

The company announced it would scrap reviews in 2017 following a wave of one-star reviews left on actress Amy Schumer’s The Leather Special.

In a statement provided to Variety, Netflix claimed that negative written reviews did not contribute to whether or not a movie would be suggested to other people.

The company said: “the reviews and our redesigned ratings system (thumbs up/down) never contributed to how we approach personalizing recommendations for members and writing a ‘bad’ review never had any bearing to whether a title was recommended to another viewer or not.”

Netflix faced controversy last year after Amy Schumer’s Netflix special The Leather Special received a wave of negative one-star reviews, which the comedian blamed on the “alt right.”

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