Taiwan FTC fines Samsung for slamming HTC phones with fake comments

Taiwan FTC fines Samsung for slamming HTC phones with fake comments
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has fined Samsung today for their efforts to undermine the reputation of local smartphone maker HTC.

The agency says Samsung organized an Internet campaign to praise their own devices on numerous sites, while slandering HTC phones at the same time.



Samsung will have to pay New Taiwan dollars 10 million ($340,000 USD). Much smaller fines were levied on two Taiwanese trading companies that it claimed were responsible for the actual posts.

This is not the first time the FTC has fined Samsung this year, hitting the company with a $100,000 fine for misleading advertising about the features of the Galaxy Y Duos.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 24 Oct 2013 23:04
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