MetaFilter Beats Russian Mafia
Proof the internet can do good: A post on a community forum apparently saves two women from sexual slavery.
A guy posts a plea on AskMetafilter: "A Russian friend of mine may be in a dangerous situation in Washington, DC." After describing a situation that sounds like an obvious sex trafficking scam set up by the Russian mob, the outpouring of help from the site manages to prevent both women for showing up for their first "work shift" at a sketchy lounge in Brooklyn. Worth reading. (via The Awl)