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Watch: Netflix India trolls Aadhaar in Black Mirror ‘Hang the DJ’ clip

Netflix India tweeted a clip of Black Mirror S4E4 ‘Hang the DJ’, that features characters using a device to find potential romantic partners.

tv Updated: Jan 09, 2018 12:03 IST
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The tweet about Black Mirror, with the 19-second clip, has been shared over 2,500 times, and has Twitter in splits.
The tweet about Black Mirror, with the 19-second clip, has been shared over 2,500 times, and has Twitter in splits.(Netflix India Twitter screengrab)

Online streaming service Netflix took a jibe at India’s biometric identification system, Aadhaar, in a Black Mirror tweet on Thursday.

@NetflixIndia tweeted a 19-second clip of Black Mirror S4E4 ‘Hang the DJ’, that features characters using a device to find potential romantic partners. The device also helps determine how long two people will be dating each other.

We see Frank asking the device the expiry date of his current relationship with Amy, which is a huge plot twist in the dystopian series. However, the device tells Frank to submit his Aadhaar details in order to access information and is faced with the following message: “Link Aadhaar card to find out”.

The tweet has since been shared over 2,500 times, and has Twitter in splits.

Government is working relentlessly to make linking of public services with Aadhaar mandatory. The UIDAI on Thursday dismissed reports of full Aadhaar details being made available on payment of Rs 500 by anonymous sellers, asserting that its system is “secure” and any misuse can be traced and action taken as it maintains a complete log of various functions.

Black Mirror is a British science fiction television series that scrutinises modern society, particularly looking at the unexpected consequences of new technologies, with a dark and satirical undertone.

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