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LinkedIn ends operations in China after self-censorship backlash

on Oct 15, 2021 | 0 comments

By Shawn Lim

LinkedIn will end its operations in China more than a week after it was in the spotlight for blocking access to US journalists for its China-based users.

“We decided after facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China. We have not found the same level of success in the more social aspects of sharing and staying informed,” the Microsoft-owned platform said in a statement.

What happened?

  • LinkedIn paused new member sign-ups in China in March 2021 to ensure it was following local law and better regulate its content.

  • LinkedIn then blacklisted the accounts of Axios’ Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian Read full story ›

    Source: The Drum