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Tue Jun 22, 2021, 10:50 AM

Any LinkedIn users on here

Does it seem like it’s turning into a right wing cesspool to you? It’s supposed to be a professional job site and feee of politics, but it seems like right wingers turn everything political…it seems like everyday I am deleting connections (which I made in a professional setting) because they are either liking or responding to some MAGA crap…it’s become like Facebook

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Reply Any LinkedIn users on here (Original post)
USAFRetired_Liberal Jun 2021 OP
onecaliberal Jun 2021 #1
Ingloriusbastrd1 Jun 2021 #2
flibbitygiblets Jun 2021 #6
ShazzieB Jun 2021 #23
USAFRetired_Liberal Jun 2021 #22
RainCaster Jun 2021 #3
Shermann Jun 2021 #4
LetMyPeopleVote Jun 2021 #5
BradAllison Jun 2021 #7
Ms. Toad Jun 2021 #8
David__77 Jun 2021 #9
USAFRetired_Liberal Jun 2021 #19
drray23 Jun 2021 #10
redstatebluegirl Jun 2021 #11
JustAnotherGen Jun 2021 #12
Bayard Jun 2021 #13
nuxvomica Jun 2021 #14
tinrobot Jun 2021 #15
USAFRetired_Liberal Jun 2021 #21
NewHendoLib Jun 2021 #16
obnoxiousdrunk Jun 2021 #17
USAFRetired_Liberal Jun 2021 #20
HipChick Jun 2021 #18

Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:01 AM

1. I have noticed the same thing. I just stopped using it.

Everything republicans touch is destroyed.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:01 AM

2. Yeah LinkedIn is magaisis infested

It is true! The rw talking points start with a post-humous post about some military hero; then the comments start with references about standing up for the flag, veiled threats against blm, and on and on with all the typical rw hate filled talking points..smh

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Response to Ingloriusbastrd1 (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:12 AM

6. I hadn't noticed that myself

but then my LI contacts are all from non-profit healthcare provider staff. Not surprising to hear this, unfortunately. Democrats tend to cautiously float hints until they determine the political leanings of others, while Rethugs tend to hammer their talking points regardless of who's listening.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 12:17 AM

23. Good points about this difference between Dems and Rethugs!

I never thought about it that way before, but I agree with this observation.

I think Dems tend to actually want to avoid accidently offending people, and we also don't want to set ourselves up to be attacked. Basically, we're not looking to start a fight, whereas some Republicans always seem to be looking for one!

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Response to Ingloriusbastrd1 (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 12:48 PM

22. Yep

It is true! The rw talking points start with a post-humous post about some military hero;


Yep, this is exactly why I made my OP….just saw a post on Ron Desantis on my feed as soon as I logged on….it was him in his navy uniform and how much of a hero he was

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:04 AM

3. I haven't seen any of that crap

My circle sticks strictly to business within the computer industry.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:06 AM

4. +1...this is news to me nt

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:08 AM

5. So far I have not seen anything political on LinkedIn

Most of my contacts are lawyers and clients

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:14 AM

7. Not really to be honest

I haven't seen anything overly political on there, although pro big business articles obviously tend to lean right and advocate for the crap they want.

But the general tone is positive about the economic future, even since Orange Cyst was cut out.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:16 AM

8. Haven't seen it at all.

But I normally use it to track down lost students/alumni.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:16 AM

9. I've seen nothing like that.

I’m sure it depends on who one is associated/linked with.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 12:38 PM

19. You are right

And unfortunately a lot my “professional” connections seem to be right wing types probably because of the industry/work I am in military/federal government/contractors

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:24 AM

10. not really. I use it just to keep a list of my professional contacts

and I did not even know you could have discussion boards there.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:25 AM

11. Not so much.

My group is academics so you do not see a lot of crazy capitalism or die people. Friends have noticed it, especially those in insurance and finance.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:26 AM

12. I'm not seeing it as much

But due to my scope of work - it tends to be other individuals who are operationalizing regulations. The Trump Admin turned the Global Trade Community against the GOP with their business killing 301 tariffs.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:29 AM

13. I saw a lot of it

But I left it when I retired from the recruiting business. I think I had some 10K contacts.

Some of the posts in the general feed were just appalling, promoting right-wing opinions.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:30 AM

14. I left a few years ago when they reduced the comment character limit

I was in a flash-fiction writing group so that change was an existential threat and we quickly moved to Goodreads.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:36 AM

15. As with any network, your feed is only as good as the people you associate with.

My LinkedIn feed isn't that bad. Mostly stuff related to work, though I work in a creative field full of liberals.

But yes, some people will post that crap everywhere they can.

I'm choosy about who I let into my circle and aggressively mute people who post crap. I also report any post that is overtly racist or derogatory. To LinkedIn's credit, some of it actually gets taken down.

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 12:46 PM

21. I do that for Facebook and Instagram

I'm choosy about who I let into my circle


I do this for Facebook and Instagram, but would have assumed that I could connect on LinkedIn with a work colleague or someone I meet in a professional setting without seeing their political crap

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:43 AM

16. I dumped it a few years ago, along with twitter and facebook

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:53 AM

17. If you

look for it you will find it.

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Response to obnoxiousdrunk (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 12:43 PM

20. No

It’s literally on my feed as soon as I logon…but it’s probably because of my connections who tend to work for military/fed government/contractors….I think I meet a nice reasonable person in a professional setting, I know that they are probably Republican so I would never friend them on Facebook, but think to myself “there is no reason we can’t be LinkedIn connections, since LinkedIn is supposed to be different”…but then they post crap that I would expect to see ok Facebook

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:59 AM

18. LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft

Report it

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