Let’s face it; a good portion of the news we relay is of the negative variety, whether it’s delays, or production problems, or poor working conditions, or financial losses…
It comes as somewhat of a surprise, then, to learn that Samsung is going after one particular South Korean publication, after it refused to retract a vaguely negative story pertaining to the Galaxy S5.
It’s ET News seemingly destined for the dock, after it ran stories claiming that a) the Samsung Galaxy S5 was having production problems, specifically relating to the camera, and b) Samsung employees were working insane-o overtime to ensure an April 11 global launch.
ET News is sticking with its claims, and ultimately Samsung wants $300,000 in damages, claiming that the negative press could hamper Galaxy S5 sales in Korea, and indeed the world – should the story go viral.
Ironically, Samsung’s lawsuit has only further highlighted the original story, though the lawsuit makes Sammo the good guy here. I think.
An official statement reads: “Samsung Electronics sought a correction from ET News following the publication of false claims that can hugely damage our business and brand value.
“In the interests of providing consumers with accurate information, we made a number of requests for the information to be corrected. Unfortunately this was ignored and we are now taking legal action as a last resort.”
To be fair, if people were still buying iPhones after the widely reported Foxconn stories (suicides, riots, explosions), you have to think Samsung is overreacting just a little bit. "ET News says we're working OVERTIME?!"