LinkedIn to shut down app in China following censorship controversy

Posted on AllSides October 14th, 2021
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LinkedIn on Thursday said it will sunset the localized version of its app in China and will instead launch a new job boards app called "InJobs" later this year.

Why it matters: In a statement, the company said it's making these changes because it's facing "a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China."

Catch up quick: The news comes weeks after Axios China Reporter Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian reported that LinkedIn blocked the profiles of several U.S. journalists from the company's China-based platform, citing "prohibited content."

Allen-Ebrahimian posed questions to the tech giant about the...

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