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Censorship Is LinkedIn's China Friend As It Boasts User Milestone

Author: ChinaTechNews (China), Published on: 25 April 2016

Shen Boyang, LinkedIn's global vice president and China president, said that the company's number of users in China has surpassed 20 million... LinkedIn entered the Chinese market in January 2014 and it launched its Simplified Chinese beta version and its Chinese name on February 25, 2014. Over the past two years, the company insisted on localized product ideas, and this has meant censoring its content to be in line with what it expects Chinese authorities to validate.  LinkedIn China is a joint venture of LinkedIn, Sequoia Capital, and China Broadband Capital...

As an American company, LinkedIn's growth is pretty unique in China for the recent decade of Internet history. The company appears to have had few publicly-known problems with Chinese authorities, and this may be the result of its public admission that it conforms its online content to be in line with Chinese standards. Social media sites like Facebook.com, Twitter.com, and Youtube.com [part of Alphabet] are still filtered and blocked in China

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