Promoting trusted information on COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the importance of ensuring content shared on LinkedIn is authentic and can be trusted. 

Since early March, we’ve delivered news and perspectives about the coronavirus from official and trusted sources, all curated by our team of 65+ LinkedIn Editors. We’ve created a “Special Report: Coronavirus” box on the top right of our homepage and ensured that when members search for terms or hashtags related to the virus they see this coverage first. Through our Daily Rundown feature, which reaches 46 million people in 96 countries, we deliver timely and relevant updates to our members.

We’ve always prohibited false and misleading content, but we recently updated our Professional Community Policies to be clear that information contradicting guidance from leading global health organizations and public health authorities is also not allowed on the platform. This includes making unsupported claims about the virus’s origins or posts that downplay the seriousness of the pandemic, as well as baseless treatments or cures. And, we’ve committed to working with our industry partners, including Microsoft, to combat fraud and misinformation about COVID-19. 

We’ll continue to build the safe, trusted, and professional community our members need to stay informed and productive during these uncertain times. More than ever before, we’re in this together.

For more information on how Microsoft products and services are promoting trusted information in response to COVID-19, click here.