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    Netflix tells 'woke' workers to quit if they are offended: 'culture' memo

    They're putting woke workers to bed.

    In light of internal dissension triggered by productions like Dave Chappelle's controversial stand-up special, Netflix has reportedly issued a memo to its disgruntled staffers, underscoring that the streaming behemoth values the "artistic expression" of its content creators over each employee's personal thoughts, beliefs and lifestyles.

    And any worker who doesn't like it can 'Flix off.

    "As employees we support the principle that Netflix offers a diversity of stories, even if we find some titles counter to our own personal values," read the memo, titled "Netflix Culture — Seeking Excellence."

    "Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful," the communiqué continued. "If you'd find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you."

    The note, dispatched Thursday, follows ongoing personnel protests of Chappelle's barbs regarding transgender individuals in the Netflix special "The Closer," which debuted on the digital platform in October.

    During his hourlong chuckle fest, Chappelle, 48, fired off a string of wisecracks about trans women's genitalia, insisted that "gender is a fact" and deemed the LGBTQ+ community "too sensitive."

    Shortly after the show's premiere, vexed Netflix staff members staged a walkout in an effort to demonstrate their collective disapproval of the comedian's digs.

    But the mutiny failed to sway Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, who maintained his support of Chappelle and continued to air the special.

    And as a warning to any remaining discontented cogs, the company's freshly distributed letter underlined its commitment to prioritizing artistic expression.

    "Entertaining the world is an amazing opportunity and also a challenge because viewers have very different tastes and points of view," stated the lengthy proclamation. "So we offer a wide variety of TV shows and movies, some of which can be provocative."

    "To help members make informed choices about what to watch," it added, "we offer ratings, content warnings and easy to use parental controls."

    And although the streaming giant acknowledged that its content may be problematic for some viewers, it remains firm that it will not silence the voices of its artists.

    "Not everyone will like — or agree with — everything on our service," said the broadcaster.

    "While every title is different, we approach them based on the same set of principles: we support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; we program for a diversity of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what's appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices," it emphasized.

    Netflix — which suffered a loss of 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022, and expects to see an additional decrease of a whopping 2 million audience members over the next four months — also urged employees to "spend our members' money wisely" in the "Valued Behaviors" section of the document.

    Elsewhere, the newsletter reminded laborers that the company does not intend to treat workers like "family" members but rather like lionhearted sportsmen on an award-winning athletic "dream team" — one on which any player can easily be benched or booted.

    "We model ourselves on being a professional sports team, not a family," wrote Netflix. "A family is about unconditional love. A dream team is about pushing yourself to be the best possible teammate, caring intensely about your team, and knowing that you may not be on the team forever."

    The bulletin also reminded peeved employees, "Dream teams are not right for everyone."

    The company closed its advisory with a summary of what makes Netflix a "special" place to work, noting its mission to "encourage decision-making by employees, share information openly, broadly, and deliberately, communicate candidly and directly and keep only our highly effective people."

    Netflix tells 'woke' workers to quit if they are offended: 'culture' memo

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    With Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter and now this, freedom of speech may be making a comeback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    With Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter and now this, freedom of speech may be making a comeback.
    Musk put deal on hold until he deals with this:

    Musk tweeted during the early hours of Sunday that he is yet to see "any" analysis that shows that the social media company has fake accounts less than 5%.

    He later said that "There is some chance it might be over 90% of daily active users."

    Elon Musk says Twitter legal team told him he violated an NDA | Reuters

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    Musk put deal on hold until he deals with this:

    Musk tweeted during the early hours of Sunday that he is yet to see "any" analysis that shows that the social media company has fake accounts less than 5%.

    He later said that "There is some chance it might be over 90% of daily active users."

    Elon Musk says Twitter legal team told him he violated an NDA | Reuters
    The bots are about click fraud. Google, facebook, twitter or any company who gets paid when an ad is clicked are heavily infested with click bots I've seen some studies that indicate over 50% of revenue for those guys is based on click fraud, they just steal from advertisers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    The bots are about click fraud. Google, facebook, twitter or any company who gets paid when an ad is clicked are heavily infested with click bots I've seen some studies that indicate over 50% of revenue for those guys is based on click fraud, they just steal from advertisers.
    Those are pretty obvious. People that are accused of being "bots" have new accounts with no tweets. I think the majority of those are people with several twitter handles that just like to argue and have way too much time on their hands. i.e. teenagers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan View Post
    Those are pretty obvious. People that are accused of being "bots" have new accounts with no tweets. I think the majority of those are people with several twitter handles that just like to argue and have way too much time on their hands. i.e. teenagers!
    It's really about the money.

    How much money does click fraud cost companies?
    Click fraud costs ad networks billions – advertisers were estimated to lose $19 billion due to fraud in 2018 alone. If scammers are in possession of a botnet or have hijacked IP addresses, they can carry out click fraud on a large scale: in a long-term scam that was discovered in late 2018, a single criminal organization earned over $29 million via ad fraud.

    Similarly, the companies running the PPC ad campaigns can also find themselves paying for fraudulent clicks coming from bots. One source reported that in 2016, marketers lost $7.2 billion to ad fraud.
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