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Popular Job Networking Site LinkedIn Accused Of Sexism

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A popular job networking site has been caught up in controversy. It has been forced to make an embarrassing back flip after being accused of sexism.

The business networking site LinkedIn.com has been forced to re-post a series of ads after the women pictured in them were considered too attractive to be real-life engineers.

The controversial ads belong to developer Toptal and feature one of its employees, Florencia Antara.

LlinkedIn quickly disabled the ads offering no explanation, only that it had received complaints about the photos from other users.

Toptal's CEO says getting rid of the ads shows extreme sexism within the tech community. He says members of the community think it is impossible to have women engineers that are actually good looking.

LinkedIn blames the mistake on an error with its customer service team, and it has now agree to run the previously rejected ads.

FOX 29's Dawn Timmeney was live in the newsroom with the details of this story Monday morning on "Good Day Philadelphia."

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