LinkedIn Bans Prostitutes From Using Its Site

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LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has decided to ban prostitution, the world’s oldest profession. In an update to its privacy policy and user agreement, spotted by ReadWriteWeb, LinkedIn specifically calls out sex workers and asks them to please stop advertising their wares on the site. Read More

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Much to Absolutely No One’s Surprise, There Are Prostitutes on Facebook and Twitter

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Breaking out of England: The Times of London (which is subscription-only, but here’s a Telegraph rewritereports that it has found evidence of prostitutes running absolutely rampant on Facebook and Twitter. The title screeches: “Children ‘are put at risk’ as prostitutes use Facebook to sell their wares.”

We’re shocked, shocked that sex workers would be advertising on social media services that are already overrun with marketers. Or we would be, if researchers hadn’t already revealed as much about two years ago. Did the anyone really think shutting down Craigslist’s adult services section was going to eject sex-for-sale from the Internet? 
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