Friday, May 21, 2010

The Internet Saves Two Girls from Sex Trafficking

Just in case you thought the Internet could only be used for cute cat pics and porn, here comes a heartwarming story from community weblog Metafilter. It seems one of the site's posters had two Russian friends who were in danger of being trafficked by an unscrupulous "club promoter." The poster, who lives in Washington, D.C. but was traveling cross country by car, put a message on the Metafilter boards asking for help and advice.

Within minutes, messages of support and help began pouring in. Contacts to embassies, state agencies and trafficking organizations were provided. And users began pooling their resources to help the girls.

Despite his warnings, the two girls insisted that they meet their contact in NYC, but, thankfully, at the last minute, the girls changed their mind, and were aided in New York by members of the Metafilter community.

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