Facebook suspends app pre-installations on Huawei devices

FRENCH PRESS AGENCY - AFP
SAN FRANCISCO
Published 07.06.2019 21:17
In this Tuesday, May 21, 2019 file photo, a member of the media tries out new Huawei Honor 20 series of phones following their global launch in London. (AP Photo)
In this Tuesday, May 21, 2019 file photo, a member of the media tries out new Huawei Honor 20 series of phones following their global launch in London. (AP Photo)

Facebook said Friday it would stop allowing pre-installation of its social networking apps on Huawei devices to comply with U.S. sanctions against the Chinese technology giant.

The social media giant said it took the step after U.S. President Donald Trump's order barring Huawei from U.S. technology exports over concerns that it works with Chinese intelligence.

"We are reviewing the Commerce Department's final rule and the more recently issued temporary general license and taking steps to ensure compliance," a Facebook spokesperson told AFP.

The California company said people with existing Huawei smartphones with Facebook apps will continue to be able to use and download app updates provided by Facebook.

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