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Rober De Niro (l), Donald Trump (r). The Daily Dot newsletter web_crawlr logo is in the bottom right corner.

Newsletter: Trump freaks out over Robert De Niro’s speech

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On Dec 5, 2023 by Andrew Wyrich

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Stephen Colbert medical emergency conspiracy

Stephen Colbert’s medical emergency becomes conspiracy fodder

The conspiracies ranged from being harmed by the COVID vaccine to being put in front of a military tribunal.

On Dec 5, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Daily Dot Hall of Fame Week 5

Daily Dot Hall of Fame Week 5: Vanguards

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On Dec 4, 2023 by Kira Deshler

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India is the future of the internet under authoritarians

The future of the authoritarian internet is on display in India.

On Nov 16, 2023 by David Covucci

james yoo alive

‘Eliminated all spies’: People think Arlington house explosion suspect survived blast, is taunting feds from secret YouTube channel

It's likely a troll.

On Dec 5, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

Woman looking confused(l+r), Trader Joe's sign(c)

‘I could’ve swore they said they were going to stop doing this’: Trader Joe’s earns a side-eye after changing the names on its cultural food packaging

'I been saying this is so wrong for so many years.'

On Dec 5, 2023 by Tiffanie Drayton

Florida Man memes

The Florida man meme, explained

The wild antics of 'Florida man' have made headlines for years, and have earned their spot in the meme hall of fame.

On Dec 5, 2023 by Audra Schroeder

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Latest Viral Video Causes Reckoning for YouTube Plaigarists

Hbomberguy’s latest video has YouTubers questioning the platform and how their work could be stolen.

On Dec 5, 2023 by Steven Asarch

Congressman Mike Johnson (R) speaks during House Judiciary Committee field hearing on New York City violent crimes at Javits Federal Building in New York City on April 17, 2023

House Speaker Mike Johnson faces pushback from far-right for Jan. 6 footage delays: ‘He is going to blur out the faces of the feds’

Is he pushing the truth or aiding in a deep state cover-up?

On Dec 5, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

Hand grabbing behind the wall(l), COntractor(c), Ouija board(r)

‘Nope. Back in the wall’: Electrician finds ouija board inside client’s wall

"The only correct answer."

On Dec 5, 2023 by Sarah Kester


Everyone’s missing the most obvious problem with the kidfluencer getting taken out of school

Influencer moms are the new, even worse pageant moms.

On Dec 5, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

Charlie Day in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

The famous Charlie Day meme, explained

How the infamous “Pepe Silvia” scene has come to be immortalized as a meme.

On Dec 5, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

Fashion beauty girl wearing sunglasses, plaid shirt, black beanie hat. Young woman showing middle finger over yellow background.

Middle finger memes, featuring the most expressive finger

It's just one finger, but there's so much of it on the internet.

On Dec 5, 2023 by Phil West

Woman talking(l+r), Chicken pizza(c)

‘When u order at 7:59 and they close at 8’: Customer orders chicken pizza, gets way more than she bargained for

'It's very I mean very different.'

On Dec 5, 2023 by Parks Kugle

Mountain Dew(l), Streamer on computer(r)

Mountain Dew is turning Twitch into an artificial intelligence panopticon

Online, posters compared it to an old 4chan meme.

On Dec 5, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

Female protagonist in Grand Theft Auto 6(two split)

Has ‘Grand Theft Auto’ gone ‘woke?’ Notorious YouTuber pushes unfounded claims about game’s new female protagonist

Keemstar's channel cited a year-old Reddit post with 0 upvotes as proof.

On Dec 5, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Christmas tree with oppossum in it(l+r), Woman talking(c)

‘I don’t understand how this thing is in my house’: Woman finds opossum in her Christmas tree

“On the first day of Christmas, a possum came to me."

On Dec 5, 2023 by Jackie Ibarra

College shuts down—students say they're applying to other schools

Students of college that is shutting down lament about school’s closing on TikTok

On Dec 5, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

Little Caesars sign(l), Woman(c), Pizza(r)

‘I thought that was a wooden spoon’: Customer orders from under-staffed Little Caesars. She didn’t expect what she received

'God bless the two people running the Little Caesars.'

On Dec 5, 2023 by Jack Alban