China’s Huawei Punishes Employees for iPhone Tweet Blunder

China’s Huawei Punishes Employees for iPhone Tweet Blunder

China’s Huawei Punishes Employees for iPhone Tweet Blunder

Previously, we reported that Huawei had asked its employees to stop using Apple iPhones or they will have to face the consequences. In that memo, Huawei corporate senior vice-president and director of the board Chen Lifang explained that the company responsible for Huawei's social media posts, Sapient, was experiencing VPN problems around the time it meant to send the tweet live.

You may remember that shortly after the turn of the year we told you about the latest company to fall foul of the course of tweeting from an iPhone instead of its own devices.

When you work for the digital marketing team of a smartphone manufacturer, the last thing you should be doing is using a rival's hardware to post messages on behalf of the company.

It is not the first time the use of iPhones has caused embarrassment for Huawei, which overtook Apple as the number two smartphone maker in the world in 2018 despite being completely locked out of the USA market.

Two Huawei employees are reportedly starting the new year off with smaller paychecks after they were found to be responsible for a celebratory tweet issued with, horror of Western horrors, an iPhone.

The world's second largest phone manufacturer and first-place aspirer Huawei has made a decision to punish the employees who posted a New Year message on Twitter using an iPhone.

Cook noted that Apple expects iPhone revenues for the first quarter to be $9 billion lower than estimated.

Although the incriminating tweet was quickly corrected, the original version was screenshotted and shared across Chinese and English social media, prompting mockery.

Huawei declined to comment.

Twitter, like several foreign services such as those from Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc, is blocked in China, where the Internet is heavily censored.

Huawei has become one of Apple's biggest competitors, recently overtaking the iPhone-maker to become the number two smartphone vendor in the world.

The workers received a 5,000 yuan ($730) penalty from their monthly salary, plus a single-level demotion, Huawei told employees in a memo that was obtained by the cited source.

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