Microsoft shuts down LinkedIn in China. The
mainly used in the development
of professional contacts
will soon no longer be operational in the country where the only major American social media company to operate openly remained.
In a note, LinkedIn motivates the decision with an environment that has become increasingly difficult from an operational point of view, also due to the increasingly stringent requirements requested by Beijing. Last March, according to the Wall Street Journal, the Chinese authority that watches over the internet had imposed on LinkedIn top management to better regulate their contents, giving them 30 days of time.
In recent months, the social media had reported how
several profiles of human rights activists, academics and journalists had been blocked by Beijing
on charges of spreading banned content.
Linkedin has therefore announced that in China it will replace its normal service with a sort of internet job board where every social aspect such as sharing opinions and stories will disappear.