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26 girls saved from exploitation by Twitter

GeneralEdward KiledjianComment

The media is quick to publish reports about the "evils" of social media. Twitter is a favourite whipping target.

Here is a little-told story about 26 young girls (aged 10-14) being saved from the clutches of human traffickers in India because of a simple tweet.  Adarsh Shrivastava, a good samaritan, travelling on an Indian train noticed a group of young girls that seemed to be in distress. He twitted the train operator which was the start of their rescue. 

A representative from the Ministry of Railways forwarded a support request to the railway police. 

Shortly after being notified, the railway police intervened and rescued the girls. Two men were arrested. 

Source: NDTV