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Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Nov 17, 2022   Updated on Nov 18, 2022, 7:28 am CST

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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 copypasta tweet that is trolling Elon Musk en masse, a woman’s “barefoot lifestyle” video that had people outraged, a QAnon influencer settling a defamation case, and a review of a new Netflix film. 

After that, we’ve got Claire‘s weekly “Dirty Delete” column. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

This tweet about Elon Musk making Twitter worthless was deemed ‘hateful conduct.’ Now it’s a copypasta protest

A campaign is underway to troll Elon Musk en masse via copypasta, specifically by copying the text of a tweet mocking him that was purportedly flagged for violating Twitter’s policies against hateful conduct. 


Woman’s ‘barefoot lifestyle’ sparks debate after she walked around Home Depot barefoot, defying store rules

A user on TikTok has gone viral after filming a video of themselves walking barefoot into Home Depot. Viewers quickly expressed outrage at the woman’s behavior.


QAnon influencer sued, forced to apologize for falsely branding man as ‘antifa’

A QAnon influencer has settled a defamation case brought by the man she falsely accused of being antifa and bringing a weapon to an event.


Florence Pugh unravels a peculiar historical mystery in Netflix’s ‘The Wonder’

This Irish historical thriller stars Pugh as a nurse, caring for a girl who can seemingly survive without eating. It is streaming on Netflix. 


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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

💰 A Chipotle customer was allegedly charged $50 for bowls of just steak and tortillas after her mobile order went terribly wrong

🧃 In a viral TikTok, customers claimed to catch workers using Ocean Spray to seemingly make “fresh juice” while charging a boatload of money.

📀 Put an end to your streaming fatigue and go back to the basics. These new releases will help you jumpstart an epic movie collection.* 

🍕 This Pizza Hut manager says customers should order online rather than in-store so they can drastically reduce the price of their orders. 

🥪 A McDonald’s customer went viral on TikTok after sharing a McDonald’s app hack for a free Crispy Chicken Sandwich.

🍴 Many workers in the workforce have been taking to TikTok to share their encounters with rude customers.

🏳️‍🌈 From Club Penguin to Roblox, LGBTQ youth have always flocked to gaming websites.

⏲️ A Target worker says his manager told him to clock out for the day but refused to tell him why.

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*First Published: Nov 17, 2022, 11:00 am CST