Anonymous movement to protests Netflix
YourAnonNews Twitter account has made tweets about the protest and apparently in response to “Flixpic”, which is a newly formed political action and fundraising committee backed by the firm.
“Netflix has formed a political action committe called FLIXPAC, Politico reports, citing federal filings for the new group. The group will be able to donate up to $5,000 per election to candidates for federal office.” the Youranonnews blog said.
Netflix has not been well received in the past year and a half after making changes to its subscription fee’s — along with splitting up DVD and Streaming plans. With a movement from the Anonymous group protesting the company, some Anonymous followers have already canceled their accounts.
Dear freedom lovers, @netflix is forming a PAC to push for a new version of SOPA, cancel your sub and go back to pirating!— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) April 9, 2012
While not confirmed, Anonymous has linked the group and its aims to pro-SOPA support and lobbying, and accusing them of supporting CISPA, which has led the group to ask its followers and more to cancel subscriptions to protest against the company.
If true on Netflix’s part, shame on them. This’ll be interesting to see how it all unfolds.