Our Expanded Transparency Report: First Half of 2019

November 21, 2019

Today we’re publishing our bi-annual Transparency Report for the January-June 2019 reporting period. As always, this includes our Government Requests Report, outlining how we respond to government requests about our members or the content they share. For the first time, we’re also publishing a Community Report. We’re including this new report to provide more visibility into how we enforce our Professional Community Policies and address activity and content that isn’t allowed on our platform.

You can find both reports in our redesigned Transparency Report homepage. In the Government Requests Report, you’ll note that we continue to see an overall increase in the number of requests for member data. We carefully review each government request before taking any action, and we notify affected members whenever the law allows it. In the Community Report, you’ll find details on copyright claims we processed, as well as the fake profiles we stopped, spam and scams we removed, and other types of prohibited content we took down, such as hate speech, harassing, or violent content. Since it’s our first time addressing policy enforcement in our Report, we may fine-tune the categories or the granularity of the reporting in the future.

In addition to reviewing the expanded Transparency Report, we encourage you to learn more about recent steps we’ve taken to stop fake profiles, remove state-sponsored activity, address harassment and tackle fraudulent jobs. Our responsibility doesn’t end with reporting on policy violations and prohibited activity; we’re also focused on building the tools and teams to effectively prevent or quickly stop them, and on providing the safe, professional community our members expect.