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LinkedIn 'may have gone too far' with its China censorship

LinkedIn is reviewing its policy on censorship after admitting it "may have gone too far," Bloomberg reports.

The company expanded its network into China this year, and it took on policies "in line with the country's censorship rules," according to Bloomberg. But LinkedIn is reviewing those policies after the network's users complained that posts from Chinese users are blocked across the globe.

"We do want to get this right, and we are strongly considering changing our policy so that content from our Chinese members that is not allowed in China will still be viewed globally," Hani Durzy, a LinkedIn spokesperson, told Bloomberg.

In a LinkedIn blog post this February, Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn's chief executive officer, said the company "fundamentally disagrees with government censorship," but that "LinkedIn's absence in China would deny Chinese professionals a means to connect with others on our global platform."