Microsoft Shuts Down LinkedIn In China
Provided By - Video Elephant on October 15, 2021
Microsoft has announced that it is shutting down LinkedIn in China due to the country’s censorship of the internet.
We're facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China, Mohak Shroff, LinkedIn senior vice-president.
Last month, LinkedIn blocked several US journalists in China due to “prohibited content” in their profiles.
Profiles of academics and researchers have also reportedly been blocked on the platform in China.
LinkedIn will launch a jobs-only version of its site in China later this year. The site will be called InJobs.
Users of InJobs will not have the ability to share or publish articles.
LinkedIn was the last major US social network operating in China.
Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have been blocked in the country for over ten years