LinkedIn Stopped 7.8 Million Fake Accounts From Being Created in the Second Half of 2019

Its automated defenses blocked 93% of them

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LinkedIn said fake account registration attempts were down in the second half of 2019 compared with the first half of the year.

The professional network said in its latest Transparency Report that its automated defenses blocked 93% of all fake accounts it prevented or took down during that time period.

LinkedIn added that it stopped 7.8 million accounts from being created in the second half of last year, while it caught another 3.4 million through its proactive tools and safety teams, and another 85,600 were restricted after member reports.

The professional network said in the Community Report section, “In this reporting period, we saw a nominal and expected increase in spam and scams, given higher usage of our platform.



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