I got suspended from LinkedIn today.
I’ve read thousands of posts containing misinformation or outright lies in the past few weeks. Thousands of posts spewing bullshit about the American election are all over LinkedIn and people are fighting with one another in comments sections all over the platform.
Did I share misinformation? No. Was I mean or hateful to someone in the comments section of a post? No. Did I say or do anything that anyone could have taken offense with? I don’t believe so.
I got suspended from LinkedIn for “excessive use of capitalization”.
Okay, so I got suspended from LinkedIn. Big deal, eh? Well, not only did they suspend me from LinkedIn but they’ve locked the company page that I maintain for the length of the suspension. They’ve also suspended the distribution of the ads until the suspension is over.
For. using. too. many. capital. letters.
What a world.
People are literally using the platform to threaten one another and LinkedIn thinks that’s just jim-dandy. I create a graphic that uses capital letters (for visual purpose) and bam… see you later alligator.