If so, it’s because LinkedIn said it is now removing “hibernated” and “restricted” accounts from the connection and follower counts of all members and will continue to regularly do so heading forward. LinkedIn has added new Restricted and hibernated account filtering Help documentation. So what exactly are these two types of accounts LinkedIn is filtering? “They will be re-included in the follower and connection counts they were previously a part of. Ultimately, connection and follower counts are a vanity metric.