LinkedIn Pulls Gay Travel Book Ad

Published Date Author: , September 2nd, 2011

Gay Travel Guide for Tops and BottomsThe professional networking site LinkedIn has pulled an ad for a gay travel guide, claiming it contains “inappropriate content or language.” “It’s baffling,” says Robert Christofle at Open Mic Press/Icon Empire Press.

Christofle says he’s been promoting The Gay Travel Guide For Tops and Bottoms on a variety of sites, many of them straight, without incident. But LinkedIn, which has networks ostensibly catering to gay professionals, censored the ad.

An email sent to Christofle from LinkedIn on Aug 30 says the ad was pulled because it violated the company’s content and language guidelines. According to the email, “common examples of inappropriate content include: phone numbers, excessive punctuation and unprofessional language.”

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