Keeping our Members Safe from Harassment
January 21, 2020
We work every day to ensure you, our members, have a safe and professional experience on LinkedIn. One of the ways we do this is by not tolerating any form of harassment.
Anything anyone shares on LinkedIn has to follow our Professional Community Policies. This policy covers all content and any form of harassment -- from unkind words to unwanted romantic advancements to hate speech or bullying -- by any member.
Our teams use a combination of technical measures, human review and reports from our members to uncover harassment and when it’s found we take action. In November, we shared in our inaugural Community Report that we took down 16,626 instances of harassment in the first six months of 2019.
While we’re always working to refine and improve the tools we use to prevent or quickly stop harassment, you can play a crucial role, too. We encourage anyone who has experienced harassment to let us know by reporting straight from the content by clicking the three dots at the top right or contact us directly by filling out this brief form. Once reported, you should no longer see the reported content or conversation in your feed or messaging inbox.
When you report content as harassment, it gives our teams the ability to look into the specific case and the offending content. Our teams then review and take quick action, which may include removing the content or suspending an account for this activity. The person being reported is not notified who reported them.
To help you understand how to report inappropriate behavior, we encourage you to visit our LinkedIn Safety Center or watch this video, which is available in English, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish. Thank you for helping us make LinkedIn a safe, trusted, and professional place.