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Microsoft says it will shut down LinkedIn in China as Beijing tightens control over tech firms

Firstpost | 15/10/2021 12:12 PM | Click to read full article

Microsoft on Thursday said it will shut down career-oriented social network LinkedIn in China, citing a "challenging operating environment" as Beijing tightens control over tech firms.The US-based company will replace LinkedIn in China with an application dedicated to applying for jobs but without the networking

LinkedIn was given a deadline by Chinese internet regulators to better oversee content on the site.LinkedIn, which launched in China in 2014, lets people use personal and professional relationships to find job opportunities.