LinkedIn Site Inaccessible in China After ‘Jasmine’ Pro-Democracy Posting

LinkedIn Corp., operator of the largest networking site for professionals, became inaccessible in China after a user posted comments that Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution should spread to the Asian country.The blockage of the service “appears to be part of a broader effort in China going on right now, involving other sites as well,” Hani Durzy, a spokesman for Mountain View, California-based LinkedIn, said in an e-mail. The company will continue to monitor the situation, he wrote. see:Online professional network LinkedIn blocked in parts of China [AFP]
Career networking site LinkedIn says its service has been blocked in parts of China.The move comes after the launch of an online campaign for Middle East-style rallies that has triggered official unease.Government censors in China have long barred access to foreign social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and in recent days they have heavily censored online chat about the wave of unrest sweeping across the Arab world.

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