LinkedIn is strengthening its user protection. Recently it has added some new measures designed to better protect users from inappropriate comments and content, while it’s also updated its Professional Community Policies to better reflect member expectations of professionalism and respect in communications across the platform.
First off, on individual content warnings and actions – from this week, LinkedIn members who have had their content removed due to a rule violation will now get a new notification on their posts informing them of such, while those who report an update will also get more info on what happens next in the process.
As you can see in these examples, when you make a report about content on LinkedIn, you’ll now see this new page which outlines the next steps, while those who have had a post removed will be alerted via a new informational prompt.
Up till now, LinkedIn hasn’t provided any real transparency on this process, and while you won’t get a full rundown of what actions have or have not been taken as a result of each report, the new prompts will provide more context on how LinkedIn actions such.
In addition to this, LinkedIn’s adding new prompts to its post composer in order to encourage civil interactions, while it’s also adding new warnings to messages that may include harassing content, enabling users to easily report such for review.
This is part of LinkedIn’s broader crackdown on inappropriate messages – last month, LinkedIn also shared how it has updated its automatic detection systems to better detect such messages based on past incidences of harassment within its connection streams.
Romance scams, inappropriate advances and targeted harassment were the three most common issues identified in LinkedIn’s investigations into such, and its new systems can now detect these types of messages more accurately, and better protect users from even having to see them.
These new report prompts are built on the same system, making it easier for users to quickly report LinkedIn creeps and alert the platform to such behavior.
The new warnings are being rolled out to LinkedIn users in the US, France and Canada from today, with other countries like New Zealand to follow in the coming weeks.