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April 16, 2013

Taiwan FTC investigating Samsung’s role in smear campaign against HTC

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Apparently, Samsung is investigated by Taiwan’s FTC (Fair Trade Commission) for their alleged role in spreading malicious comments online against HTC. The Taiwanese FTC setup an inquiry last week after they received complaints that Samsung has hired students to say bad things about HTC and in return promote their upcoming Galaxy S4 device.

Samsung will be investigated for false advertising and if the allegations are proved right, Samsung and its advertising agency could face a fine of up to US$835,000.
The AFP further says that although Samsung Taiwan isn’t aware of the investigation by the FTC, Samsung Taiwan’s Facebook page posted that they regret “any inconvenience and confusion from the Internet event”.

Source: AFP | Via: Verge

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini