Dark patterns everywhere

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Dark patterns are everywhere and while they may be great for increasing conversion rates they always chip away at the trust you have in the company employing them.​

Here's an example of the LinkedIn app on Android.

The CONTINUE button makes it seem like continuing is the only option. The close icon is also located in the top left corner, instead of the typical top right Android location.

Isn't this much nicer LinkedIn? Clear button copy for the win.