Digital Transformation

LinkedIn introduces ‘Block’ button to address cyberstalking concerns

By Steven Raeburn | N/A

October 2, 2013 | 2 min read

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.

A block is on its way

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

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