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[BR] Samsung Fined For Paying Off Trolls To Bash HTC.

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http://bgr.com/2013/10/24/samsung-paid-anti-htc-trolls/
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HTC has enough problems right now and it doesn’t need to deal with paid trolls bashing its products in online reviews as well. The Associated Press, per Bloomberg Businessweek, reports that Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has slapped Samsung with a fine worth about USD $340,000 for paying a pack of trolls to bash HTC products and praise Samsung products in online forums.

If Samsung is willing to create an online troll ring to take whacks at HTC, it makes you wonder the sort of stealth operations that it has going to bash bigger fish such as Apple.

That's actually pretty messed up.

YOU COULD ALL BE DOUBLE AGENTS FOR ALL I KNOW. ohno-smiley.gif
Edited by frickfrock999 - 10/24/13 at 7:20am
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At this point I regret buying my S4 instead of the One.
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Wow, I've heard of this sort of thing. I just had no idea Samsung was stupid enough to try it. These things always surface at one point or another, and now they are paying the price for it. I wouldn't be surprised if Samsung has done this multiple times, and this is just the first time they got caught..

I wonder how many companies are actually doing this sort of thing.....
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Samsung's management seem sketchy.
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Wow... poor HTC. For what its worth, I'd choose the One over the S4, can't stand the pentile matrix
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Wow... poor HTC. For what its worth, I'd choose the One over the S4, can't stand the pentile matrix

Seriously. Talk about kicking a company when they're down. That's just cruel and sadistic.

They jeopardized a lot of people's jobs by doing this crap. Whatever happened to respect and honor?
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good thing i chose the lg g2 yesterday thumb.gif
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You stay classy Samsung.
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But HTC is trash.......
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If it is true, it is really sad. With all that is heard about Samsung lately, most likely it is - probably more indirectly than people make it seem (i.e. it is not the board of samsung ordering/paying them directly, could be a silly advertisers idea).

The issue is that paid pens have been around a looooong time.
It is probably silly to believe that only Samsung has access to such (it is like believing that Armstrong was the only doped cyclist in the top 10 of all of his "unfair" wins).
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