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LinkedIn Shut Down in China Following 'Jasmine' Post

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BEIJING) -- Social networking site LinkedIn reports that China has blocked it in certain regions Friday.

The company is investigating the unsurprising obstructions, which follow similar firewalling by the Chinese government in an attempt to block online forums. One user may have prompted the suppression by posting a "Jasmine Revolution" forum in emulation of the social media-charged uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East.

LinkedIn did not say that the Chinese government was responsible for the shutdown, although it fits a pattern of censorship.

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