Promoted
omg
Tech

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)

I mostly like old, unpopular things, like from 2002. I'm also 102 years old.
Contact Scott Lamb at scott@buzzfeed.com
 
 
Here Are The Top Stories
  • Greece will decide on Sunday whether they will accept austerity measures as a condition of a bailout that may stave off an imminent financial and economic crisis.
  • Some 150 migrants stranded in the French city of Calais stormed the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to make it to British territory.
  • It took a while, but an English national soccer team has finally defeated Germany in a major tournament. England took third place with a 1-0 win over the top-ranked German team in the FIFA Women's World Cup ⚽️
  • Chile defeated Argentina on penalties to win the Copa America tournament. It's the first ever trophy for Chile in the 99 years of the Copa ⚽️
Get The News App

More News

More News

Now Buzzing