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Microsoft-owned LinkedIn announced in a Statement Thursday morning that it will shut down its social media service in China due to a “significantly more challenging operating environment”, and after cries of censorship among its users, joins a long list of US technology companies that are now operating in the country. I am not working.

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Service had surgery “Localized version of LinkedIn in China since 2014” following strict local regulations.

Although Chinese users will no longer be able to post on the site, LinkedIn will be ending LinkedIn’s seven-year operation as a social media platform in China. relaunch Later this year in China as InJobs, a job posting and application site.

linkedin joins Facebook, Twitter And youtube, all of which were banned in 2009, and reddit, Which was banned as a US social media platform left China in 2018.

The job networking platform was “the last major US social-media network to openly operate in the country”. wall street journal.

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The decision to modify LinkedIn’s operations comes after criticism of censorship. two weeks ago, it blocked Several American journalists have their accounts on the local Chinese forum, while in June several academic Blocking is also reported.

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linkedin wrote In a blog post announcing the move, “While we have had success in helping Chinese members find jobs and economic opportunities, we have not had the same level of success in the more social aspects of sharing and staying informed. We China also faces a much more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements.”

Microsoft folds LinkedIn social-media service in China (The Wall Street Journal)

LinkedIn’s Unanswered Questions About China Censorship (Axios)