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LinkedIn says it blocked or removed more than 21M fake accounts during first half of 2019

August 22, 2019

Via: The Hill

LinkedIn announced this week that it had blocked or removed 21.6 million fake accounts on its platform between January and June of this year.

The professional networking platform, which has about 645 million users, wrote in a Tuesday blog post that 95 percent of the face accounts were blocked from being created during the registration process and never went live.

Another 2 million fake accounts were restricted by LinkedIn before a user reported them, while 67,000 accounts were taken down after being flagged by users.

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