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    Netflix Denies Marketing Films Based on Race

    After critics cited evidence of the streaming service using different thumbnails to promote the same films to White and Black viewers, Netflix responded that it does not collect demographic data on subscribers. A Black customer tweeted an image for the film Like Father prominently showing two Black actors, Leonard Ouzts and Blaire Brooks, despite their supporting roles, while a promo seen by a White subscriber featured the film’s White leads, Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer. Netflix claims it personalizes its thumbnails based solely on the viewing history of subscribers.

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