In a message in Space Exploration chat
there was a link to imgur.com which I naively assumed would be an image, GIF, or perhaps even a short video clip. after the short video played, I was then sent to a strange url which appears to be an advertising company in India.
I didn't know imgur did that.
What concerns me further is that the page looks to me to be a Google page, logo and all. See screenshots below.
note: I was logged into Google at the time in another tab (chrome incognito, MacOS). Also, I'm overseas, so the fact that it's written in Chinese (which I can not read) is not unexpected. (an earlier question of mine: Are there any settings on my laptop that will tell my browser “I speak English”?)
Question: Is this an expected, or at least tolerated behavior? My feeling is that it is at least naughty and deceptive; am I just being naive? Is it in any way dangerous? Is this google-looking page really a google page? I don't understand what I'm looking at.