LinkedIn Transparency Report Reveals Data on User Privacy, Spam Accounts and More

Most tech companies and social media platforms have started to release transparency reports, with the initial purpose of these reports is to try and give users a sense of understanding regarding what the platform or company is doing in order to protect their privacy and ensure that they would not have to worry about their data ever ending up in the wrong hands all in all.

According to LinkedIn’s latest Transparency report, about 98% of spam or fake accounts that were made during the first half of 2019 were either removed from the platform or were prevented automatically from being made in the first place. This lends a lot of credence to the platform because of the fact that people use it in order to make the most of the kind of jobs they are looking into, which means that a fake account could potentially lead to a user getting scammed in a really big way.

It should be noted that LinkedIn removed around 22 million fake accounts which is far lower than that of Facebook’s 5.4 billion. However, one thing that you should try to realize is that for the most part, LinkedIn is a smaller platform than Facebook. It has just 660 million registered users whereas Facebook has over 2.4 billion monthly active users. Another thing to note is that fake accounts are less effective on LinkedIn which is why users might make fewer of them.

Similarly, in 2019 between January to June, LinkedIn proactively removed 60.4 million posts in spam and scams categories.

LinkedIn has also revealed a lot of information about what it is doing in order to try and make itself a more wholesome platform for various users. One thing that the platform is doing is that it is tackling harassment, hate speech and other harmful posts, having removed tens of thousands of posts that fit into this category thereby certainly contributing to LinkedIn becoming a safer and more respectful place.

LinkedIn Transparency Report Reveals Data on User Privacy, Spam Accounts and More

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