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LinkedIn banned in Russia

LinkedIn is now blocked in Russia. The country’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor is enforcing the ban in compliance with a recent court order.

Earlier in 2016, the Kremlin’s Roskomnadzor obtained an injunction against LinkedIn from a lower court.

The company was targeted due to its failure to comply with a 2014 federal law that demands online firms that deal with the personal information of Russian citizens store the data within the country.

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Just over a week ago, a Moscow city court upheld the previous decision against the business-oriented social network, opening the door for the platform to be banned in Russia.

On Thursday, a spokesperson for the Kremlin told Reuters that Roskomnadzor’s decision to block LinkedIn would not be opposed by Vladimir Putin’s government.

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