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What kind of a person does Netflix favourites think I am? | Lizzie O’Shea

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I look at my algorithm-generated ‘Recommendations for Lizzie’, and I don’t like that person – or the control involved in the processEach time I scroll down to Netflix’s “Recommendations for Lizzie” feed, my heart sinks in shame. Like a house of black mirrors from a Freudian funfair, it looks like a listicle of romcoms featuring a hapless white lady, with a kind heart and an unfortunate failing, struggling to get it together with the square-jawed-but-equally-flawed male lead. Honestly, it could be a cut-and-paste job from the Wikipedia filmography of Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez or various actors named Ryan. Netflix, in all its machine-learned wisdom, appears to know me better than myself. More than
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