Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has praised Netlfix for bringing new culture guidelines after the company reported losing 200,000 subscribers in Q1 and forecasted further losses in Q2. Musk responded to the updated policy saying "Good move" in a recent tweet.
Netflix's updated policy cautious employees should be prepared to work on the content they might not agree with. The streaming giant added a new section called "artistic expression" which describes how the company deals with titles that even might counter its own personal values. The company said:
Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful. If you'd find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.
The update — which is the first since 2017 — comes just a few weeks after the American billionaire wrote in a tweet that "the woke mind virus is making Netflix unwatchable." Although it remains unclear what exactly the Tesla CEO was referring to, he suggested in another tweet that new products despite their experiments with visual effects should also stick to the genre:
In addition to streaming, Netflix is also aiming at gaming content. Earlier this year, the California-based company announced plans to acquire Next Games, a developer of free-to-play mobile games, for an undisclosed price. Mike Verdu, Vice President of Games at Netflix, said that the deal will help Netflix with building a portfolio of "world-class games that will delight our members around the world."