Online streaming service Netflix appeared to take a jibe at India’s biometric identification system Aadhaar on Thursday in a promotional clip for its TV series Black Mirror.
The 19-second video clip is based on the plot of the Black Mirror episode Hang the DJ, in which characters use a device to find romantic partners. The device can tell romantic hopefuls how long they will continue dating a particular person – called the “expiry date”.
In the clip posted by Netflix India’s Twitter account, a character asks the device the expiry date of his relationship with the woman he is currently dating, but the device shows the message: “Link Aadhaar card to find out”.
Black Mirror, a popular science fiction series, explores how new and future technologies may impact daily life. Its fourth season is currently running on Netflix.
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