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LinkedIn's New User Agreement Specifies No Prostitutes

By - Source: News.com.au | B 11 comments

LinkedIn makes its user agreement a little more clear.

LinkedIn has upgraded its user agreement to include a clause about sex workers using the social media platform. Specifically, they're not allowed. News.com.au reports that LinkedIn's most recent change to its user agreement, which was announced last week, stipulated that sex workers are not allowed to make profiles or use the site to promote their services. Interestingly enough, LinkedIn even prohibits sex workers from using the service even if it is legal in their country. "Even if it is legal where you are located, create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution," the user agreement states.

LinkedIn says that it never allowed prostitutes or escorts but that the revised user agreement makes that point more clear. However, one Australian sex worker told News.com.au that this won't affect her business. Grace Bellavue is quoted as saying Twitter and Facebook are much better tools, and that the professional nature of LinkedIn isn't really suitable for soliciting customers.

LinkedIn isn't the only service to shun sex workers. Craigslist shut down its "adult services" section in 2010 following criticism that the classifieds section promoted prostitution.

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    pacomac , May 21, 2013 4:40 AM
    Damn, that's just put the dampers on my career change.
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    mikenygmail , May 21, 2013 4:52 AM
    What, no disappointed big guy pic? :) 
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    romansky , May 21, 2013 5:07 AM
    So no outsourcers?
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    JOSHSKORN , May 21, 2013 5:09 AM
    Craigslist needs the Adult Encounter section just to field out the prostitutes.
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    Ghoul , May 21, 2013 7:06 AM
    :( 
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    MisterZ , May 21, 2013 7:25 AM
    Typical American prudes.
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    g-unit1111 , May 21, 2013 9:38 AM
    To quote George Carlin: "Prostitution should be legal. Selling is legal, ****ing is legal. So why wouldn't selling ****ing be legal?"
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    blurr91 , May 21, 2013 10:16 AM
    How about an "actress?"
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    alyssaethan1 , May 21, 2013 10:24 AM
    as Elizabeth replied I'm amazed that a mom can earn $7438 in four weeks on the computer. did you see this site go to this site home tab for more detail--->>> HTTP://WWW.JOBS34.COM
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    gm0n3y , May 21, 2013 11:40 AM
    I don't understand why companies get away with this continued discrimination against escorts. If linked in decided to forbid all actors or Mexicans or left-handed people, there would be many more complaints.
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    falchard , May 21, 2013 5:21 PM
    Prostitutes need business connections too.
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