Samsung ‘regrets’ forcing bloggers to promote company

The electronics giant flew two Indian bloggers to Berlin to cover a conference as reporters. When they arrived, the men learned their role would be much different.

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First, a jury told the company that it owes Apple $1 billion for ripping off the iPhone. Now, a pair of Indian bloggers is accusing Samsung of stranding them in Berlin after they “protested about advocating Samsung products,” according to London’s Daily Mail.

The bloggers were flown to the IFA conference, which is the second-largest consumer electronics show in the world (behind CES), assuming they would attend the event as reporters. But the bloggers claim they were put to work and forced “to operate as Samsung representatives against their will,” according to The Next Web.

Samsung has apologized to the bloggers and put out this statement:

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