Redmond, Washington.– Microsoft will stop offering its LinkedIn service in China in a few weeks after the Asian government implements new censorship measures.
In a blog post, Microsoft announced today that it made the decision based on “a particularly difficult business environment and stringent legal requirements in China.”
LinkedIn will replace these jobs in China, a platform that will have some of the professional development tools that LinkedIn offered, but “social networking features or the ability to post messages or articles. without.”
China’s Internet regulatory agency announced in May that LinkedIn, Bing and 100 other apps were incorrectly collecting user data and ordered companies to address the issue.
LinkedIn, which launched its service in China in 2014, warned at the time that it was facing “difficult difficulties” as it would be forced to censor the content, but that it was doing business in China. How it promises transparency and “comprehensive measures” to protect user data
Microsoft bought LinkedIn in 2016.