Huawei seemed to address controversy over its alleged links with the Chinese government by running a poll on its official Twitter account asking followers who they thought owns Huawei. The poll started on Friday and got 56,790 votes.
“Who do you think owns Huawei? #WhoRunsHuawei,” the Chinese phone manufacturer wrote.
“The government” was the top choice at 42%, “employees” were at 26%, “financial institutions” got 17% of the vote and “consortiums” got 15%.
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Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the poll.
First published at 3:54 a.m. PT.
Updated at 4:22 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.