Prostitution Professionals Unlinked

Some perv at Mashable noticed that LinkedIn just barred an entire profession from using its social network.

The social network updated its user agreement terms on Monday, adding an interesting clause, which caught the attention of one of our readers. Under a section entitled “Don’t undertake the following,” LinkedIn now includes this statement:

Upload, post, email, InMail, transmit or otherwise make available or initiate any content that: Even if it is legal where you are located, create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.

A LinkedIn spokesperson contacted by Mashable explains, “In the old [user agreement], we had it covered by saying that one could not use a profile to promote anything ‘unlawful’. However, in some countries, that activity actually is lawful.”

That raises the question, How many other legal professions are barred from using LinkedIn?