While automated defenses stopped 98 percent of all fake accounts LinkedIn prevented or took down, 2 percent were stopped by manual review.

Fake accounts detected and removed

2019: January-June
Of all fake accounts detected and removed from January to June 2019, 19.5 million were stopped automatically at attempted registration. Two million were restricted after registration and before members reported them. And 67,400 were restricted after members reported them.

            M = millions        K = thousands

 

Spam and scams detected and removed

2019: January-June
Of all spam and scam detected and removed from January to June 2019, 60.4 million items were removed proactively by LinkedIn. 104,600 were removed after member reports.

M = millions        K = thousands

 

From January to June, 2019, content violations included 16,626 instances of harassment, 11,019 instances of adult content, 1,933 instances of violent or graphic content, 1,637 instances of hate speech, and 22 instances of child exploitation.
2019 2018

Copyright removal requests

2019: January-June
Requests [1] Total infringements reported [2] Reported infringements removed [3] Reported infringements rejected [4] Percentage accepted
8,845 116,164 116,127 37 99.97%

Copyright removal requests

2018: July-December
Requests [1] Total infringements reported [2]
Reported infringements removed [3]
Reported infringements rejected [4]
Percentage accepted
9,333 115,310 115,284 26 100%

Copyright removal requests

2018: January-June
Requests [1] Total infringements reported [2] Reported infringements removed [3] Reported infringements rejected [4] Percentage accepted
4,737 37,901 37,881 20 99.94%

[1] Requests from copyright owners claiming infringement of protected works.


[2] Requests often cite multiple infringements.


[3] Infringements removed means action was taken.
 

[4] Reported infringements not removed.