Huawei reportedly punishes workers for tweeting from official account on iPhone

first_imgHuawei doesn’t let social media snafus go unpunished, according to reports. Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Huawei may have overtaken Apple as the world’s second largest phone vendor in 2018, but at least two of its workers seem to prefer the iPhone.The Chinese phone maker tweeted “Happy 2019” from its official account at 11:31 p.m. on Dec. 31, with a “Twitter for iPhone” stamp, the South China Morning Post reported Friday.Huawei deleted and replaced the tweet, but not quickly enough to stop people from getting screenshots of the original. Three cameras and a bonkers charging trick? Meet the Huawei Mate 20 Pro See it Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It Now playing: Watch this: Best Buy • Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See It Share your voice $999 Apple CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 1:11 See It Sprint Phones Internet Services FBI director slams Huawei and ZTE phones Tagscenter_img Post a comment Boost Mobile The company blamed an agency it hired for overseas social media, but also punished the two employees who oversaw ties to that agency, according to Bloomberg. It reported that an internal memo indicated they’d had 5,000 yuan ($730) cut from their monthly salaries and were demoted a single level. The memo apparently revealed that one was head of Huawei’s digital marketing team, and noted that the error “exposed flaws in our processes and management.”In addition, Huawei’s digital marketing director will get their pay rank freeze for 12 months, 9to5Mac reported. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Huawei Apple $999 57 Photos Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors The incident came days after Huawei broke internal records by shipping more than 200 million smartphones in 2018. It also followed shortly after company CFO Wanzhou Meng was detained in Canada, with the possibility of extradition to the US over charges the company violated sanctions by doing business with Iran.President Trump may also issue an executive order limiting US wireless carriers’ ability to purchase network gear from Huawei and other foreign companies deemed to pose national security risks.Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: An elite phone with the looks to match.A strong second for Huawei: It knocks off Apple to become No. 2 phone seller 0 reading • Huawei reportedly punishes workers for tweeting from official account on iPhone See All Apple iPhone XS $999last_img

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