Netflix Boss Defends Censoring Hasan Minhaj Show After Saudi Protest: 'We're Not in the News Business'

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TVLine—Netflix CEO Reed Hastings isn’t backing down from the streamer’s controversial decision to pull an episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act that was critical of the Saudi royal family. “We’re not in the news business,” Hastings told attendees at the New York Times Dealbook Conference in New York City on Wednesday, according to our sister [

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings gave a full-throated defense of the company’s decision to remove an episode of the show "Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj" from its platform in Saudi Arabia after a complaint from the Saudi government about Minhaj's criticisms of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.. "We're not in the news business. We're not trying to do 'truth to power.' We're trying to entertain."