LinkedIn to End Service in China, Citing ‘Challenging’ Environment
LinkedIn to Shut Down Service in China, Citing ‘Challenging’ Environment
The Microsoft-owned service had censored posts in China, in compliance with the country’s laws, to operate there.
SEATTLE — LinkedIn said on Thursday that it was shutting down its professional networking service in China later this year, citing “a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements.”
The service, which is owned by Microsoft, said it would offer a new app focused solely on job postings in China. The new app will not have social networking features such as sharing posts and commenting, which have been critical to LinkedIn’s success in the United States and elsewhere.
LinkedIn’s move ends what had been one of the most far-reaching experiments by a foreign social network in China, where the internet is …
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