BYD Auto announced a joint boycott, hand in hand to say “NO” to the network water army. BYD said, “blowing out the lights of others does not make you brighter; blocking the path of others does not make you go farther.”
The use of water army to attack opponents, not only can not elevate their own, but also damage the normal competitive environment of the industry. In response to the chaotic phenomenon of online water army in the auto industry, the China Automotive Chief Brand Officer Association (CB20) has joined hands with its members to jointly issue an initiative: resist online water army and return a clear picture to the auto industry.
The joint initiative includes FAW, Dongfeng, Changan, SAIC, BAIC, GAC, Chery, JAC, Great Wall, Geely, BYD, Nio, Ideal, Xpeng and others.
The full text of the announcement:
In recent years, in order to focus on rectifying all kinds of network chaos, and focus on solving the persistent problems affecting the clear ecology of cyberspace, the Central Internet Information Office has deployed a series of “clear” special action for several years, and achieved positive results.
However, “network water army” chaos still occurs in the automotive industry, affecting the normal operation of enterprises and misleading public perception. In order to jointly maintain a clear and clean online public opinion space and create a fair and equitable business environment in the automotive industry, the China Automotive Industry Association’s China Automotive Chief Brand Officer Joint Committee (CB20) and its members have unanimously resolved to jointly launch a joint initiative on resisting online water mongers in the automotive industry, as follows:
- Do not participate in or hire network water force to carry out any negative comment irrigation, malicious smear behavior;
- Boycott the companies that employ network sailors, and boycott the service agents that maliciously flood and smear;
- Co-resist all fabrications of false information, attacks and unfair competition that provoke peer relations;
- Call on the majority of car users to express their views rationally in cyberspace, not to be misled by bad information, not to be hostage to the water army;
- For companies that hire online water army to carry out the above malicious acts and the corresponding service agents, the China Automotive Chief Brand Officer Association (CB20) will assist its members to take legal measures to protect their legitimate rights and interests.