Linkedin: No Prostitutes or Adult Services, please

Linkedin: No Prostitutes or Adult Services, please

Linkedin, the professional social networking sites for professionals, have just updated their privacy policy and terms of use agreements to specifically exclude prostitutes, escorts or adult services. It is not okay for prostitutes to solicit clients online, says Linkedin, despite the fact that until yesterday, “prostitution” was an available skill option when filling out your profile. In fact, you could even get endorsed for your “prostitution” skill by other Linkedin users.

In a recent article, the Huffington Post also pointed out that there are a number of other questionable skills available to add to your profile. “You can list a whole lot of other unsavory skills like “rape,” “shoplifting,” “gangs,” “manslaughter,” and “drug trafficking.” People can also endorse you for those skills.” They also added that the users who have “prostitution” as a skill on their profiles are typically associated with active individuals who are working against prostitution and human trafficking.

The new Linkedin terms of use say that you must not create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution, even if it is legal where you live. Some users have already side-stepped this new ruling, using suggestive terms to avoid promoting escort services or using tell-tale words like “escort”. There are personal massagers, dates, bachelors, professional masseurs, et al.

It may sounds like a strange thing to do, but may professional escorts have listed their services on Linkedin as a way to generate business. In fact, many of them have used the internet in general to promote their entrepreneurial start-ups, attracting customers through social networks and keeping their work off the streets.

According to an article on the Daily Beast, internet-based relations make prostitution a safer and more discreet industry for educated women who want to explore prostitution as a part-time employment option. They are students, single parents, and part-time workers who are looking for a safe way to make money. It also allows them to attract a better calibre of client, and allows the discerning client to interact with them safely online before meeting in person.

Banning adult services from Linkedin may be a step forward for a sanitised professional social networking environment, but it’s a step back for the independent, part-time sex workers who are looking for a safe way to conduct business within a professional market.

Ksenia Sobchak, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication: Fashion Journalism, Central Saint Martins

Ksenia Sobchak enjoys blogging on fashion, style, lifestyle, love and CBD areas. Prior to becoming a blogger, Ksenia worked for a renowned fashion brand. Ksenia is a contributing author to leading fashion, lifestyle and CBD magazines and blogs. You can bump into Ksenia at her favourite cafe in South Kensington where she has written most blogs. Ksenia is a staunch advocate of CBD and its benefits to people. Ksenia is also on the panel of CBD reviewers at CBD Life Mag and Chill Hempire. Her favourite form of CBD are CBD gummies and CBD tinctures. Ksenia is a regular contributor at leading fashion, lifestyle as well as CBD magazines and blogs.

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