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LinkedIn Restricts Job-Posting Features in China After Pressure From Authorities

LinkedIn Restricts Job-Posting Features in China After Pressure From Authorities
From Gizmodo - November 12, 2017

LinkedIn, one of the few Western internet companies with a large footprint in China, saw a major setback there this week when it removed its individual job-posting function under pressure from authorities, the New York Times reported.

According to the Times report, new government regulations imposed after a wave of pyramid schemes resulted in a string of suicides require job-posting sites to verify the identities of supposed employers. The Chinese government has been following up with audits of job-posting sites, an anonymous source with knowledge of the situation told the paper, which presumably makes skirting the regulations much more difficult.

In a statement, LinkedIn told the Timesthat companies were still permitted to post job ads but it wasnt clear if or when the job-posting feature would return.

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