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Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Oct 27, 2022   Updated on Oct 28, 2022, 7:31 am CDT

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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

We crawled the web for you today and our top stories are about: a Republican candidate deleting his social media accounts after his NSFW Twitter likes surfaced, how one user made his TikTok For You Page absurd by not interacting with anything, the RNC suing Google over email inbox placement, and an Etsy seller claiming the site’s service fees completely wiped out his profit

After that, our Politics Reporter Claire has her first part of a 2022 midterms focused “Dirty Delete” column.

See you on the internet! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today’s top stories

🗳️ POLITICS 
Republican nukes Twitter after his horny likes surface

A Republican candidate deleted his social media accounts after claims surfaced that he liked numerous NSFW images on Twitter. 

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👀 TIKTOK
‘Sharing my bizarre fyp with you that I’ve cultivated for 2 years without following anyone’ is WeirdTok at its zenith

Here’s how one user plunged his For You Page into the depth of the absurd by refusing to interact with anything.

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📧 TECH
RNC sues Google, claiming it curtails end-of-month fundraising email efforts

The RNC is suing Google, alleging the tech giant is “unlawfully discriminating” against it by diverting its campaign emails to users’ spam folders.

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💸 LABOR
‘As far as I’m concerned, that’s stolen wages’: Etsy seller slams site for charging fees that completely diminish his profits

An Etsy seller says that the site’s service and ad fees completely wiped out his profit, showing that he made no money from an $11.89 sticker order in a viral video.

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🗳️ Dirty Delete

By Claire Goforth

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Midterm candidates include conspiracy theorists, election fraud liars, and far-right whackos

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content. On Thursdays our Politics Reporter Claire Goforth goes deep on the social media history of politicians in her “Dirty Delete” 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.


🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🍴 A server is going viral for showing what it is really like to have salmonella

🍟 Fast food workers are revealing their feelings about customers who make “healthy” modifications to their otherwise unhealthy orders.  

🍦 A popular TikTok account went viral after issuing a public service announcement on how frozen Cool Whip tastes like ice cream

🍕 Hack alert: A Domino’s Pizza customer is going viral for sharing how she supposedly gamed the system to get free pizza

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🥨 The niche snacks sold at places like T.J. Maxx, Homegoods, and Marshalls are apparently pretty good

💻 Can we ever get back the excitement of logging on?

📱 A woman shared how her boyfriend texts her during work hours, leaving viewers of her video in stitches over his overly professional texts

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👋 Before you go

In a viral TikTok video, a McDonald’s employee refuses to serve a “male Karen” due to his disrespectful behavior, before calling the police on him.

The video shows a user recording her co-worker trying to talk to a screaming man at the drive-thru window.

mcdonald's employee calls the police on 'male karen' customer in drive-thru as he shouts at her through the window
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*First Published: Oct 27, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT