Microsoft's social platform is famous worldwide, including in Asian countries. But now Microsoft has announced the closure of the local version of LinkedIn in China. Let's say LinkedIn is a professional social media platform where users share information about their professional experience, their professional life, skills and education, etc.
Microsoft has taken this decision because China has expanded censorship on the Internet. The US company said in its blog post that China has decided to close the local version of LinkedIn due to a more challenging operating environment and high compliance requirements. Instead, Microsoft will now introduce a new job portal in China that will not have some LinkedIn features. LinkedIn was earlier operated from the US, then a Chinese local version was launched, which is now being discontinued.
The same LinkedIn had blocked profiles of several US reports in China. Behind which the company cited 'prohibited material.' In addition, LinkedIn has also blocked profiles of academics and researchers in China. China has always been targeting giant tech companies, which has led to the close presence of Facebook and Google in this country.