LinkedIn Blocked In China (SINA)
LinkedIn has been blocked in China, as the country attempts to prevent the social unrest being seen in other countries.
There were certain "Jasmine" pro-democracy postings which may have led to the block of the site. The protests in Libya are being called the "Jasmine Revolution".
China has blocked other social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, but not their own sites like Weibo and Renren.com. Weibo, which is owned by Sina (NASDAQ: SINA), is China's version of Twitter. Renren is China's version of Facebook, and recently filed to go public in the U.S.
The Wall Street Journal wrote, "some people reported getting messages about the attempts to organize antigovernment protests via LinkedIn."
A spokesperson from LinkedIn told The Huffington Post, "We are aware of the reports of a disruption to our service for our members in China. We are looking into the situation now."
LinkedIn recently filed to go public in the U.S.. The IPO will be led by Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and J.P. Morgan.
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