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Amazon discriminates against Autistic people?

Discussion in 'Help and Support' started by lolcatal, Jun 16, 2021.

Does Amazon discriminate against people with ASD?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Maybe

  4. Other

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  1. lolcatal

    lolcatal Well-Known Member

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    I recently had my ability to ask questions or post reviews on Amazon terminated due to “unusual activity.” The only thing unusual about my activity is the fact that I am Autistic and focus very intensely on what I’m looking at or searching for. I have never accepted payment or products in return for a review, and I have never violated their Terms of Service. I wonder if this often happens to Autistic people. I’ve tried a few times to contact them about this unfair decision, and I’ve never gotten a reply.
     
  2. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member

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    Sounds perhaps that in their eyes you violated their "Community Guidelines". You might want to review them to see if you can figure out why they removed your posting privileges. I came across this based only on googling Amazon's phrase "unusual actvity".

    One thing though. It seems that Amazon isn't the least bit transparent about why they make such decisions.

    Amazon.com Help: Community Guidelines
     
  3. RenameMePlease

    RenameMePlease Drinking Coffee

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    I put "Other". I have no reason to believe that Amazon discriminate against people on the spectrum. I don't like Amazon, or a lot (all?) corporations, but I haven't heard or read anything that would lead me to believe it's discriminating against people on the spectrum.
     
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  4. PastelPetals

    PastelPetals Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so. It's just bot detection however it seems as if many of us search like bots. I have been asked to confirm I am human many places I searched for things. It might be my wording, it might be how many items I click, it might be something else who knows.
     
  5. VernalSole1355

    VernalSole1355 Active Member

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    That doesn't sound like discrimination. Either you may have inadvertently violated their Terms & Conditions, or it may be an accidental removal. Reach out to Amazon Customer Support if they have it available and maybe they can help you figure out what happened.
     
  6. lolcatal

    lolcatal Well-Known Member

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    I have read through them in the past, but I just read through them again. I haven't done anything that would even come close to violating their Community Guidelines.
     
  7. lolcatal

    lolcatal Well-Known Member

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    I have reached out to Amazon Customer Support more than once. They never responded, not even an automated email.
     
  8. VernalSole1355

    VernalSole1355 Active Member

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    Do they have like a phone number you can call maybe? I'd imagine someone would have to respond in some capacity of you call them.
     
  9. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member

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    It may be a matter of interpretation. Something where your perspective is vastly different from theirs.

    Not to mention that the odds are overwhelming that you're dealing with an NT rather than someone on the spectrum. Where something may have inadvertently gotten "lost in the translation".
     
  10. SusanLR

    SusanLR Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I browse, price check, compare and buy from Amazon regularly and have never had any problems.
    The only "unusual activity" notices I've received are phone scams that aren't actually from them.
    Bot calls about closing my account due to unusual activity or alerts that I've ordered large items like
    TV's, computers, sound equipment.

    Nothing ever comes from these phoney phone calls.
    I never order big ticket items from them. Only certain items that are more expensive elsewhere.
     
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  11. KimS

    KimS Active Member V.I.P Member

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    Did you post a batch of reviews at once that were either all positive or negative? I heard that Amazon was finally going to crack down on the mass reviewers. (Seriously, the guy who posted 400 two-star book reviews within six months needs a new hobby!) You may have been incorrectly included in the sweep. Amazon is usually highly resistant to removing reviews.
     
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  12. lolcatal

    lolcatal Well-Known Member

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    No, I rarely post reviews at all. Thanks for the idea though!
     
  13. KimS

    KimS Active Member V.I.P Member

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    Sorry Zon is being such a booger to you! They do have their weird moments. It's very possible they tossed you as a mistake and don't want to admit it.