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May 15, 2013

Does LinkedIn have a prostitution problem?

New user agreement says the network is not for sex work.

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LinkedIn logo. Photo by Flickr user mariosundar [Creative Commons]

LinkedIn is the internet's largest professional network, attracting job-seekers from all fields - including some that may be too risqué for the site. 

Sex workers have a large enough presence on LinkedIn that it recently took the step of banning prostitution in its updated user agreement. The ban is not entirely new, but it has now been expanded to even explicitly prohibit prostitution in areas where sex work is legal.