On August 14, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Huawei helping African governments spy on political opponents. And the telecom giant has demolished these allegations, taking legal action against the journal.
WSJ originally claimed that Huawei employees helped Uganda and Zambian governments to spy on political opponents by using cell data to track their location and accessing encrypted communications and social media data.
To be mentioned, the report did not find evidence of spying activity by or on behalf of the Chinese government in Africa. It also did not find any unique features in Huawei’s technology that allowed spying activity to occur.
In order take action against the journal, Huawei has sent a legal letter to WSJ in which the company has shown its disappointment with the reporting and said their sourced information is completely false and misleading.
The telecom concerned that in the publication of these false statements has and will continue to damage Huawei’s reputation and business interest across the globe. Therefore, it reserves all rights and claims in this regard and will defend its conduct and reputation.