A while back it was revealed that Samsung was paying people to posts comments on websites about its own devices and also HTC’s devices.
Samsung apparently paid people to leave positive comments about their own smartphones and negative comments about HTC’s smartphones.
Regulators in Taiwan have now fined Samsung the equivalent of $340,000 US dollars for this online smear camping which violated fair trade rules.
This is not the first time that Samsung has been fined, earlier in the year they were fined for misleading advertising relating to camera function son the Galaxy Y Duos smartphone.
HTC have been having trouble with their smartphone sales recently, the company has recently posted its first quarterly loss for June to September of this year.
We wonder if the matter will end there, or whether HTC will take further action against Samsung, after they recent ruling by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission.
]HTC may possibly want to look at some sort of legal action against Samsung for damaging sales of their smartphone with this smear campaign.
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