Microsoft Shutting Down Its Social Network LinkedIn In China
It seems complying with the Chinese state has become increasingly challenging for Microsoft and they decided to shut down their LinkedIn platform in China.
Recently the career-networking platform launch a jobs-only version of the site. This professional networking site is criticized for blocking the profiles of some journalists. LinkedIn senior vice-president Mohak Shroff explained the situation, “We’re facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China.”
The LinkedIn authority also shared a statement, “While we are going to sunset the localized version of LinkedIn in China later this year, we will continue to have a strong presence in China to drive our new strategy and are excited to launch the new InJobs app later this year.”
LinkedIn started its activity in 2014 in China. It is the only major Western social-media platform operating in China. They were obligated to adhere to the requirements of the Chinese government. They had agreed to operate with full transparency. Recently LinkedIn blacklisted several journalist accounts including Greg Bruno from its China-based website.