INTERNATIONAL - China’s Huawei has punished two employees for New Year greetings sent on the smartphone maker’s official Twitter account using an iPhone, an internal memo showed.
Huawei, whose P-series handsets compete with Apple’s iPhone, on New Year’s Day wished followers a “Happy #2019” in a tweet marked sent “via Twitter for iPhone”.
The tweet was quickly removed but screenshots of the blunder spread across social media.
“The traitor has revealed himself,” quipped one user on microblog Weibo, in a comment ‘liked’ over 600 times.
In an internal Huawei memo dated Jan. 3 seen by Reuters, corporate senior vice-president and director of the board Chen Lifang said, “the incident caused damage to the Huawei brand”.