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LinkedIn shutting down in China, according to Microsoft

By Ahmad Alsayouf, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint

Last Friday, Microsoft announced that it is closing down its social network, LinkedIn, in China, citing the difficulty of complying with the Chinese government. Later this year, LinkedIn will introduce InJobs, a jobs-only version of the site. However, there will be no social feed or the opportunity to share or upload content.

LinkedIn was the only major Western social-media site with a presence in China. When it first debuted there in 2014, it agreed to abide by the Chinese government’s regulations in order to operate there, but it also vowed to be honest about how it did business in the nation and stated that it disagreed with government censorship. LinkedIn has removed many journalist accounts from its China-based platform, including those of Melissa Chan and Greg Bruno.

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