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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 Cheesew1z69 on 4/19/2013 2:20:59 PM , Rating: 3
I'm almost positive a few of these posters have been at work here, and especially over on Anand. They've been running this same type of campaign against Apple forever, most likely at 10 times the capacity.

Look at my original post, had nothing to do with Apple, and I said it would catch up to ANY company who operates like this. And of course... down voted, I'm a stupid head, Apple must die, long live Samsung.
Yep, nothing to do with Apple...

RE: Shaking my head...
By retrospooty on 4/19/2013 2:31:58 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... I know.

User1: Everyone always talks about the mole.
User2: What mole?
User1: Why must you always go on and on about the mole? No-one said mole , why do you have to bring up the mole? Shut up about the mole, its not about the mole, no-one said mole.


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