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Why do most LinkedIn profiles fetched via the Person Profile Endpoint return a placeholder profile picture?
Why do most LinkedIn profiles fetched via the Person Profile Endpoint return a placeholder profile picture?

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Why do most LinkedIn profiles fetched via the Person Profile Endpoint return a placeholder profile picture?

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We scrape public LinkedIn profiles only. And if a user does not share his profile picture publicly, then the profile picture of the public LinkedIn profile would be a placeholder image. We cannot discern if an image is a placeholder picture or not because an image is an image. So we return the profile picture as it is -- be it a placeholder or an actual user's profile picture.

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