Recommending publications of people to whom you will then send an invitation is one of the actions that LVI performs to establish empathy and improve the response rate to your invitations and messages on Linkedin.

Think of it this way: don’t you want others to recommend your posts when you publish something on LinkedIn? The feeling generated by someone recommending your publications is one of validation, and generates immediate empathy with the other person, reducing their resistance when deciding whether to accept your invitation to connect or respond to your messages.

When you recommend other people’s posts, the person also receives a notification, which helps your profile gain notoriety in a network where contacts abound and the main challenge is not to publish content, but to be relevant:

You can however choose not to have LVI recommend posts for any reason.

You can see how to do this and what the implications are here.