LinkedIn Takes Action Against 21.6 Million Fake Accounts in 6 Months

LinkedIn said that it took action against 21.6 million fake accounts during the first six months of 2019. Paul Rockwell, LinkedIn’s head of trust and safety, said in a blog post that the company’s actions were part of an effort aimed at “proactively finding fake profiles, then removing them and any content they share.” The company’s actions included preventing 19.5 million fake accounts from making it past the registration phase.