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Posted on Feb 14, 2023   Updated on Feb 15, 2023, 9:15 am CST

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Hello! Tiffany here, filling in for Andrew. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Today, we have stories on conspiracy theories around the Ohio train derailment, discourse about sex scenes in TV/film (again), and a trans teen who was killed. 

Scroll down for Tricia’s weekly “Problematic on TikTok” column—this week, she writes about creators calling out fast fashion brands.

— T.K. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

Conspiracy theorists believe Ohio trainwreck was part of a plot against the nation’s food supply

There is some reason to blame the government—just not what they think.


📽️ TV
Penn Badgley’s comments about why there are fewer sex scenes in ‘You’ season 4 reignited a debate

‘It just got to a point where I didn’t wanna do that.


Conservatives are scandalized over Black national anthem being performed before the Super Bowl

The 57th Super Bowl was one for the history books.


Trans TikToker Brianna Ghey killed

‘A failure by our society at the deepest level.


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😬 Problematic on TikTok

By Tricia Crimmins

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Could de-influencing lead to the demise of fast fashion’s grip on TikTok?

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Tuesdays our IRL Reporter Tricia Crimmins breaks down the trends on the popular app that will make you cringe in her “Problematic on TikTok” column.  If you want to read columns like this before everyone else, subscribe to web_crawlr to get your daily scoop of internet culture delivered straight to you inbox.

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👋 Before you go

A TikToker says she saw her position listed on Indeed. Here’s the kicker: It was while she was on medical leave after being hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds

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*First Published: Feb 14, 2023, 10:30 am CST