By Ann Brown
Listen to GHOGH with Jamarlin Martin | Episode 25: Liz Burr
Jamarlin talks to digital media guru and MIT graduate Liz Burr. They talk about business prospects for podcasting, censoring Black artists and activists online, and how using the N-word got a top exec fired at Netflix.
These days everything is personalized online. Shop for a pair of Adidas sneakers online and the next time you log into Facebook you will be bombarded by sneaker ads. So has Netflix adapted this sort of personalization to target people by race for their product?
Stacia L. Brown, creator of the podcast Hope Chest, tweeted that this had happened to her in regards to a Netflix promote for Like Father.” “Does your queue do this? Generate posters with the Black cast members on them to try to compel you to watch?” she said. “These actors had maaaaaybe a 10 cumulative minutes of screen time. 20 lines between them, tops.”
Brown, and other Black subscribers to Netflix, said they saw thumbnail image “Like Father” that featured African-American actors Leonard Ouzts and Blaire Brooks, even though the main stars of the film are two white actors — Kelsey Grammer and Kristen Click here to read entire article