The BBC reports:
Fair-trade officials in Taiwan are looking into reports that Samsung paid people to criticise rival HTC online.
Samsung is alleged to have hired students to post negative comments about phones made by Taiwan’s HTC.
Samsung, based in South Korea, said the “unfortunate incident” had gone against the company’s “fundamental principles”.
A few things:
- I believe this would be referred to as an “sProbe”, in Samsung’s parlance.
- This went against the “fundamental principles” of common sense.
- This isn’t the first time Samsung has failed their “fundamental principles”.