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LinkedIn deletes 98 percent fake accounts in just 6 months

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Izaan Zubair
Technology writer @ WNObserver

No online platform is immune to fake accounts, including the famous professional network LinkedIn. It said it took action on 21.6 million suspicious accounts between January and June, out of these, 19.5 million people did not complete the account creation procedures because they were thwarted during registration.

According to the cnet, another 2 million were suspended before anyone reported them, and 67,000 accounts were deleted after user reports.

Ninety-eight percent of all fake accounts that have been discontinued or deleted have been discovered through automated technologies and software, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, the company said.

Dealing with spam accounts became a regular event for social media platforms.Facebook, for example, said it deleted 3 billion suspicious accounts between October 2018 and March 2019.

Read also: LinkedIn prepares for the Dark Mode

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