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.”