LinkedIn’s new privacy rules bar prostitution

On Monday, LinkedIn rolled out a number of changes privacy policy and user agreement. Specifically, it bans the advertising of prostitution or “escort and other adult services” even if they are legal in the country where the user is located.

This is an extension from the prior ban of “unlawful services”, the wording of which proved to be problematic because prostitution is legal in some countries.

Currently, prostitution is a skill users can endorse on the social media network, and a search of “escorts”, for example, will generate results containing words such as “female escorts”, “independent escorts”, “call girls”, “hot girls”, “adult entertainment” and “escort services”, to name but a few.

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