LinkedIn has launched new tools to aid users to keep an eye on safety and limit inappropriate content and prompt users to stay respectful on the platform.
The features and prompt will be available with the redesigned interface, and few of them would be gradually rolled out to all LinkedIn users around the world.
Actions on reported content
Presently, all members in the U.S., France, and Canada who report content or have content they share removed will get a notification with more information.
LinkedIn is rolling out the update to more countries in the coming weeks, and to all members globally by the end of the year. The platform will do a second review if they don’t get it right the first time, take responsibility for the mistake, and reinstate content.
To help keep important conversations constructive and respectful, never harmful, LinkedIn has strengthened it’s Professional Community Policies. To re-enforce this, users will see a short message or prompt about keeping communications respectful and professional.
The platform has added a warning at the top of a message that may include harassing content. These warnings let users decide if they’d like to report the content, signalling that it’s an unwanted message, and allow LinkedIn to take appropriate action against the sender. Or view and mark it as safe and help the algorithms understand what’s okay by you.
Professional Community Policies
The company has strengthened the Professional Community Policies to make it more clear that hateful, harassing, inflammatory or racist content has no place on the platform.