LinkedIn Stopped 11.6M Fake Accounts at Registration in the First Half of 2021

97% of those removed from its platform were diagnosed by its automated defenses

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LinkedIn provided an update Friday on its efforts to keep fake accounts off its platform.

Vice president of trust and safety Paul Rockwell explained in a blog post, “As the professional community where 810 million people come to share and gain expertise, hire, learn new skills and connect to economic opportunity, it’s critical that LinkedIn remains a place for authentic conversations with people you can trust.”

LinkedIn said more than 97% of fake accounts that are removed from its platform are diagnosed by its automated defenses, and 98% of those accounts are restricted proactively before being reported by members.

Specifically, in the platform’s transparency report for the first six months of 2021, it said 11.6

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