LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft, has blocked China-based users from accessing the accounts of several US journalists. Illustration: Reuters
LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft, has blocked China-based users from accessing the accounts of several US journalists. Illustration: Reuters

Lawmaker asks LinkedIn, Microsoft why they censored US journalists’ accounts in China

  • The three targeted reporters had written about the mass internment camps in Xinjiang, Tibet and deteriorating press freedoms in China, among other topics
  • Action by the professional networking platform is ‘a gross appeasement and an act of submission’ to the Chinese government, US Senator Rick Scott says

LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft, has blocked China-based users from accessing the accounts of several US journalists. Illustration: Reuters
LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft, has blocked China-based users from accessing the accounts of several US journalists. Illustration: Reuters
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