New Delhi: There’s big news about the closure of LinkedIn. Microsoft has decided to discontinue this. The company has also given the reason behind this big decision. This decision to shut down LinkedIn has been taken in China. Microsoft is shutting down its LinkedIn service in China later this year after Beijing tightened censorship rules. The company said in a blog post on Thursday that it was faced with “a more challenging operating environment in China and greater compliance requirements.”
LinkedIn will replace its local platform in China with a new app called InJobs that has some of LinkedIn’s career-networking features but “will not include a social feed or the ability to share posts or articles.”
In May China’s internet watchdog said it had engaged in improper collection and use of LinkedIn as well as Microsoft’s Began search engine and about 100 other apps data and ordered them to fix the problem.
Let us tell you that almost all major social media platforms from Facebook to Snapchat are banned in China. Even China has banned Google search here. In their place, China has developed a social media world of its own.
In China, platforms like Wechat instead of WhatsApp, Sina Weibo instead of Facebook-Twitter, Baidu Tieba instead of Google, Tencent QQ instead of Messenger and Youku Toudo and Tencent Video are used instead of YouTube.