Scholars on LinkedIn Are Being Blocked in China ‘Without Telling Them Why’ – Slashdot (Me: LinkedIn plays with China on censorship)

Affected users say social-networking site owned by Microsoft is obstructing them over ‘prohibited content’ without further explanation. From a report: Eyck Freymann, an Oxford University doctoral student, was surprised to get a notice from LinkedIn this month telling him his account had been blocked in China. The “Experience” section of his profile, which detailed his career history, contained “prohibited” content, he was informed. The social-networking site owned by Microsoft didn’t explain more, but Mr. Freymann said he thought it was because he had included the words “Tiananmen Square massacre” in the entry for his two-year stint as a research assistant for a book in 2015.  Source: Scholars on LinkedIn Are Being Blocked in China ‘Without Telling Them Why’ – Slashdot