LinkedInâs previous user agreement prohibited users from taking part in âunlawfulâ activities which, of course, didnât sufficiently cover countries like Australia where it is not unlawful to be a prostitute or an escort.
Now, however, LinkedIn has closed the loophole to stop advertising or promotion of sex services on its global network, regardless of whether those services are, in fact, lawful.
The new user agreement says that you must not: "Create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution even if prostitution is legal where you live.â
Of course, it would be interesting to see if a sex worker, or anyone else involved in the sex industry, in a country like Australia where prostitution is legal, decided to challenge LinkedInâs ban on the basis of discrimination.
We suspect, however, that LinkedInâs lawyers have that covered, too, after all thereâs not much that hasnât been tried in the way of litigation in the worldâs largest consumer market for everything, including sex services.