Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Happy almost Friday! Our top stories today are about: How people are loving a viral clip that shows Sen. Bernie Sanders accidentally photobombing a duo’s TikTok dance, an update on the major Supreme Court case that could alter the future of the internet, a viral video where a woman explains that she got a free small frosty instead of a job offer while applying for a job at Wendy’s, and some speculation online about the latest episode of The Last of Us.
After that, our Politics Reporter Claire has her weekly “Dirty Delete” column.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
Bernie Sanders accidentally stumbles into TikTok dance
While in New York City where he’s reportedly promoting his latest book, Sanders inadvertently walked into the frame as a duo performed a TikTok dance. The internet can’t get enough of the clip.
Supreme Court’s 230 decision hangs by a thumbnail
Although a number of observers worried about how the court might handle the case—potentially upending how websites provide and display user-generated content—the justices seemed to grasp the statute and signal support for upholding Section 230.
Woman applies for job at Wendy’s, gets free small frosty instead of job
One woman’s experience applying for a job at Wendy’s corporate took an unexpected turn when she received a free small frosty instead of a job offer.
‘The Last of Us’ fans think an important season 2 character had a secret cameo in episode 6
Right now it’s a background role—but she’s a central character in future storylines.
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🗳️ Dirty Delete
New Michigan GOP chair has ties to QAnon
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
🏥 This user’s video has more than 5.2 million views. In it, he explains how he removed his own $1,900 stitches after the hospital wanted to charge him for the removal.
🥫 No one is happy with the “sauce policy” at this particularly stingy McDonald’s location.
🚰 A video making the rounds online has viewers speculating that the water in Ohio is not safe to drink unless it’s bottled in the wake of the toxic train wreck in East Palestine.
🐼 In a viral video a user explained how she walked into a Panda Express without an application and got the job on the spot anyway.
🩳 A TikToker says a job interviewer called her out for wearing shorts… to a walk-in interview.
👑 This ‘champagne of pepper grinders‘ is the ultimate flex for bougie kitchens.*
🏘️ This TikToker is going viral for warning people not to move into communities with an HOA.
📜 From the Daily Dot archive: How Trump mainstreamed QAnon before anyone ever noticed.
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👋 Before you go
A DoorDasher took to TikTok to chronicle their treatment of people who didn’t tip, and it’s sparking debate online as to how far DoorDashers should take it.
The video comes from a creator on the DoorDash Chronicles account, garnering more than 326,000 views.
In the clip, the creator is in a car delivering a DoorDash order that sits on the passenger seat. The driver’s ‘POV’ video starts with the creator saying, “Every once in a while, just for kicks, I like to pick up someone’s order who didn’t want to tip. And this is how it goes.”
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