- China has blocked Twitter Inc TWTR and Facebook Inc FB for over a decade. Alphabet Inc GOOG GOOGL Google shuttered operations in 2010.
- Now, Microsoft Corp MSFT has opted to pull the plug off China's version of LinkedIn amid the country's growing internet censorship.
- Microsoft defended the move to a "significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China," CNBC reports.
- Instead, Microsoft will launch a job search site in China without LinkedIn's social media features.
- A Chinese internet regulator gave a 30-day deadline to LinkedIn in March to better moderate its content, the Wall Street Journal reports.
- In September, LinkedIn blocked several U.S. journalists in China, along with academics and researchers citing "prohibited content" in their profiles.
- LinkedIn launched in China in 2014 with limited features. The new site, called InJobs, will not include a social feed or allow users to share posts or articles.
- Price Action: MSFT shares traded higher by 1.73% at $301.45 on the last check Thursday.
© 2022 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Ad Disclosure: The rate information is obtained by Bankrate from the listed institutions. Bankrate cannot guaranty the accuracy or availability of any rates shown above. Institutions may have different rates on their own websites than those posted on Bankrate.com. The listings that appear on this page are from companies from which this website receives compensation, which may impact how, where, and in what order products appear. This table does not include all companies or all available products.
All rates are subject to change without notice and may vary depending on location. These quotes are from banks, thrifts, and credit unions, some of whom have paid for a link to their own Web site where you can find additional information. Those with a paid link are our Advertisers. Those without a paid link are listings we obtain to improve the consumer shopping experience and are not Advertisers. To receive the Bankrate.com rate from an Advertiser, please identify yourself as a Bankrate customer. Bank and thrift deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Credit union deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration.
Consumer Satisfaction: Bankrate attempts to verify the accuracy and availability of its Advertisers' terms through its quality assurance process and requires Advertisers to agree to our Terms and Conditions and to adhere to our Quality Control Program. If you believe that you have received an inaccurate quote or are otherwise not satisfied with the services provided to you by the institution you choose, please click here.
Rate collection and criteria: Click here for more information on rate collection and criteria.