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Samsung allegedly hired students to criticize HTC devices

Samsung has found itself in hot water in Taiwan with fair trade officials after allegations surfaced that the company hired students to post false, critical reviews of HTC products online.

Samsung, for its part, has stated that the "unfortunate incident" goes against the "fundamental principles" of the company.

If Samsung is found guilty of false advertising, it and its local advertising agency could face fines of up to 25 million Taiwanese dollars. A Fair Trade Commission spokesperson said that the investigation began after a series of complaints were received against Samsung.
More fuel was added to the fire when a Taiwanese website posted documents that allegedly show Samsung had been recruiting students to anonymously offer praise for Samsung devices on the internet and simultaneously criticize HTC offerings.

Samsung's legal troubles with false advertising aren’t the only false advertising allegations the company is fighting. LG sued Samsung in South Korea over claims of false advertising. In that case, Samsung countersued LG for $45 million.

Samsung was also fined in Taiwan earlier this year over misleading advertisements having to do with specifications for the camera on the Galaxy Y Duo.

Source: BBC

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RE: Shaking my head...
By superflex on 4/19/2013 12:47:17 PM , Rating: 2
I forsee a new feature phone from Samsung in the next nine months with an Ultra pixel like camera, aluminum construction, dual front facing speakers, etc.

RE: Shaking my head...
By menting on 4/19/2013 1:39:43 PM , Rating: 2
well, if it's a good idea, other companies will run with it too. Every company does that. Even Apple, which said 10" is the PERFECT size for a tablet and 3.5" is the PERFECT size for a smartphone. And we know what became of that "PERFECT" size.

RE: Shaking my head...
By half_duplex on 4/19/2013 1:53:03 PM , Rating: 1
"Here you 8 cent iz!" - Samsung

"I want people to see my movies in the best formats possible. For [Paramount] to deny people who have Blu-ray sucks!" -- Movie Director Michael Bay

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