Netflix's lack of data transparency leads to anticompetitive practices harming the streaming market
Anticompetitive practices are defined as unfair business practices aiming at reducing competition1. This is a major issue of concern for dominant platforms, currently under Antitrust investigations9, as they have exclusive access to their users' data or use their algorithms to manipulate the market2;p5. This asymmetry in the information or market opacity prevents customers - or contractors - from comparing and choosing freely5;p132,5;p275, leading to higher prices, reduced quality and quantity of goods and services, and less innovation1.
Netflix's 15.8 million new users set to increase CO2 levels
Netflix acquired 15.8 million new users during mid-March 2020 when many European countries enforced a hard lockdown due to COVID-191.
Netflix Collaborates with UN Women: An Initiative Towards Gender Equality
Women have been consistently underrepresented in TV and Film industry. Women are often portrayed as characters that needed to be rescued such as the damsel in distress, shopaholic, or low level worker1 & on average significantly less well-paid.6 The industry has generally been a missed opportunity, with analysis of popular films across 11 countries having found that just 31% of all speaking characters were women & only 23% of films featured a female lead character.3
Netflix and minority representation
Equal representation in the media is important: news and media outlets teach the public about “others” and “minorities realize… that the media influence not only how others view them, but even how they view themselves.” 1,2,3