LinkedIn introduces ‘Block’ button to address cyberstalking concerns

Professional social network LinkedIn has announced that it is to introduce a ‘Block’ button to address concerns that it has been abused by cyberstalkers.

The move follows a recent petition by a woman in Ohio who said she was harassed on LinkedIn via her boss, leading to a sexual assault.

“I can confirm that we’re in the process of building [a block button],” said Paul Rockwell, head of trust and safety at LinkedIn, via LinkedIn’s help forum.

Facebook and Twitter have had similar longstanding capabilities allowing users to block unwanted followers.