Yahoo is also saying goodbye to China completely
The migration of the last American online services from China continues.
On Tuesday, web pioneer Yahoo announced that its services would no longer be available from mainland China. In a statement, the company referred to increasing business and legal challenges. It is a largely symbolic step: The most important Yahoo offers such as e-mail have not been available in China for years.
Microsoft closed the Chinese version of the LinkedIn career network only in mid-October. The platform referred, among other things, to higher regulatory requirements. The Google services have not been available in China for a long time, and Facebook had not even started in the country.
Online platforms in China are obliged to make data from Chinese users available to the authorities upon request and content that is prohibited in the country – such as references to the massacre and the bloody suppression of the democracy movement on Tiananmen Square in 1989 in Beijing – to remove. According to US media reports, the authorities have asked LinkedIn to enforce the rules more strictly in the past few months.
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