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Samsung Fined For Paying-Off Online Commenters

  • The Verge, Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:17 PM
Amid broader concerns about the authenticity of online comments and reviews, Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission just fined Samsung about $340,000 for paying commenters to applaud its products, while bashing those of its closest competitors. The FTC says Samsung used a “large number of hired writers and designated employees” to post in Taiwanese forums, The Verge reports. “The commission does add that the company did this through a third-party marketing company.”

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