Microsoft Abandons LinkedIn in China, Citing Challenging Operating Environment

Updated: October 14th, 2021 08:40 PM IST

Microsoft’s LinkedIn said it would shut the version of its professional-networking site that operates in China, marking the end of the last major American social-media network operating openly in the country.

Microsoft Abandons LinkedIn in China, Citing Challenging Operating Environment

Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn said it would shut the version of its professional-networking site that operates in China, marking the end of the last major American social-media network operating openly in the country.

LinkedIn, in a statement Thursday, said that it made the decision after “facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China.”

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