LinkedIn formally joins EU's Code on Countering Illegal Hate Speech
Microsoft owned LinkedIn has formally joined European Union Code Of Conduct, as a lot of job seekers and professionals have been highly active and reliant on the platform due to which the tech giant has decided to advanced the further counter hate speech online.
As explained by the social media network on their blogpost,
“LinkedIn is a place for professional conversations where people come to connect, learn and find new opportunities. Given the current economic climate and the increased reliance jobseekers and professionals everywhere are placing on LinkedIn, our responsibility is to help create safe experiences for our members. We couldn’t be clearer that hate speech is not tolerated on our platform. LinkedIn is a strong part of our members’ professional identities for the entirety of their career — it can be seen by their employer, colleagues and potential business partners.”
The company noted that, "It has joined the EU’s Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online, with justice commissioner, Didier Reynders, welcoming LinkedIn’s participation through the parent company Microsoft.
This decision is made to fight against the hate speech and a commitment to step forward and keep the user's conversations safe on the platform.