Microsoft can’t comply with the new Chinese rules on social networks
So it just banned new users from China
For the time being, the Chinese can no longer create an account on the business social network LinkedIn. Microsoft’s owner would currently not comply with local legislation, reports Bloomberg Tuesday.
“We are a global platform with an obligation to respect the laws that apply to us. Including compliance with Chinese government regulations for our local version of LinkedIn in China, ” Microsoft reports in a statement.
Because the company currently does not comply with the rules, it temporarily does not allow new members. The exact rules were not published.
Currently, LinkedIn has 52 million users in China. The company has made arrangements with the Chinese authorities to limit certain content.
Introduced in China in 2014, LinkedIn is one of the few American social networks allowed in the country. Other platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have been banned for some time.