Real drama

This Ask Metafilter thread made the news recently. To read through the hundreds of comments in this thread is to follow a sex trafficking drama that stretches across continents. The only way it could have been more suspenseful is if I'd been following the thread as it unfolded and not after the fact.

Somedays, it seems like the Internet is just a megaphone for people to complain and tear down, but then I read something like this and remember why it's one of the greatest inventions in my lifetime.