Western companies that behave in the West become predators in India
This is not the only instance of this phenomenon, otherwise I wouldn’t be ranting about it.
For the last few days I’ve been getting messages on WhatsApp from Amazon. I never turned on any notifications by them for WhatsApp. I got extremely irritated and blocked the chat. Surprise. I place a new order and get a confirmation on WhatsApp in the _same chat_. It even showed the ‘you blocked this chat’ thing above their message. So, those business accounts are allowed to circumvent protective features. How nice, no? How convenient! It’s for our good!
If Amazon tried to pull something like this in anywhere in the West, they would get sued and there’d be outcry. But they have predatory practices here because Indians are lazy wimps who don’t care about right or wrong, just what’s comfortable and convenient. Just think how we got our independence, that generation would be ashamed of us.
On a side note, I am nauseous with apprehension and anger at what Facebook is turning WhatsApp into. Their new ‘channels’ features is the latest step forward on a way that ends at WhatsApp becoming a bloated, toxic cesspool like Facebook is.
I have no social media besides Reddit (sorry), but I need WhatsApp for communicating with friends. It’s futile to expect the freedom of choice from Facebook so I won’t even dream of being able to disable such ‘facilities’.