21 March 2014

LinkedIn to be self censored in China

I got a notification of a modification of the LinkedIn Terms of Service today.
You do not find any reference to censorship in the mail, but if you follow the links in the mail you can see that they have launched a beta version in Chinese. Linked in was previously only available in English in China.
If you follow the link to the user agreement you now find:
LinkedIn may be required by local laws to remove certain information or content and so that information or content may not be available on our Service in those countries.
LinkedIn clearly does not want to risk complete blocking, like Twitter today in Turkey, or Google earlier in China.