Kazakhstan has blocked entry to Microsoft subsidiary LinkedIn, over what the Central Asian nation’s authorities mentioned have been on-line on line casino ads and faux accounts.
The Ministry of Information and Social Development mentioned in an announcement it had requested LinkedIn to take away the gadgets in query however the firm has did not comply. It mentioned it will restore entry to the social community as soon as it addresses the complaints.
It is prohibited to promote on-line casinos in Kazakhstan.
LinkedIn mentioned it will look into the considerations raised by the federal government.
“We have clear policies prohibiting ads related to gambling and fake profiles, and are investigating this issue,” a LinkedIn spokesperson mentioned.
“Our top priority is always making sure that our members have a safe, trusted and professional experience on our platform.”
About 720,000 Kazakhs are LinkedIn members, based on Ukraine-based analytics agency Linked-Promo.
In neighbouring Russia with which Kazakhstan has shut political and financial ties, LinkedIn has been blocked since 2016 when Moscow mentioned the corporate did not switch Russian consumer information to servers situated in the nation.
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