Huawei has demoted & lowered the pay of employees who tweeted from an iPhone.
At the start of the year, Huawei became the first company to get caught using a rival's device to send a tweet. This comes after the smartphone maker tweeted a "Happy New Year" tweet (which has now been deleted) from an Apple iPhone.
Even though the tweet was deleted, images of it went around and it seems this time Huawei has done something about it. According to a leaked memo obtained by Reuters, Vice President Chen Lifang stated that “the incident caused damage to the Huawei brand".
It goes in to further detail to suggest that the tweet was sent by a social media handler who was experiencing problems with their desktop computer, so turned to an iPhone that was nearby, to send the tweet.
The mistake occurred when outsourced social media handler Sapient experienced “VPN problems” with a desktop computer so used an iPhone with a roaming SIM card in order to send the message on time at midnight, Huawei said in the memo.
The company is also blaming in-house management. As a result of this blunder, two employees have been demoted by "one rank" and decreased their monthly salary by $700. Huawei has also said their digital marketing director will have their pay rank frozen for a year.
The tweet went viral after Twitter Police, MKBHD posted a screenshot on his handle, saying "that was fast".