A QAnon Con: The Viral Wayfair Sex Trafficking Lie Hurt Real Kids
By Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post
The real Samara Duplessis was sprawled across her comforter, her thumb on Instagram. Summer could drag on in the Detroit suburbs, and the summer of 2020 - her eighth-grade graduation reduced to Zoom, her whole world masked and anxious - was already the most boring of them all.
But it felt even more bleak to 13-year-old Samara, whose parents had been a mess of worry ever since what happened in the spring.
In May, Samara had stuffed a box of Frosted Flakes into her sparkly backpack, slipped out the door and ran away. She had just needed a break from it all, you know?