LinkedIn to launch new app in China following censorship controversy

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LinkedIn said on Thursday it would be shutting down the local version of its app in China and instead launch a new job board app called “InJobs” later this year.

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why it matters: In a statement, the company said it was making these changes as it “faces a significantly more challenging operating environment in China and greater compliance requirements.”

Catch up soon: The news comes weeks after Nerdshala China reporter Bethany Allen-Abrahimian reported that LinkedIn has blocked the profiles of several US journalists from the company’s China-based platform, citing “prohibited content”.

  • Allen-Ibrahimian questions the tech giant about the exam.
  • LinkedIn punished LinkedIn for censorship earlier this year before Chinese authorities blocked journalists and researchers in the region.
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description: In a statement shared with Nerdshala, LinkedIn said its new strategy for China is to focus on “helping China-based professionals find jobs in China and helping Chinese companies find quality candidates”. .

  • Later this year, the company says it will launch a new job application app called “InJobs” in China that won’t include a social feed or the ability to share posts or articles.
  • “While we have had success in helping Chinese members find jobs and economic opportunities, we haven’t had the same level of success in the more social aspects of sharing and staying informed,” the company said.

Reference: Chinese law still requires Internet companies to hand over Chinese user data to security services and censor it on demand.

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Be smart: LinkedIn says it decided to launch a local version of LinkedIn in China in 2014, knowing it would mean “complying with Chinese government requirements on its Internet platform,” but did so because it was “in China and China.” He wanted to create value for our members around the world.”

  • The company said that at the time, it had established a clear set of guidelines “to be followed at any time we would need to re-evaluate our localized version of LinkedIn in China.”

go in: LinkedIn blocks profiles of US journalists in China

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