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Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Dec 2, 2022   Updated on Dec 5, 2022, 8:05 am CST

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

Happy Friday! Our top stories for you today are about: police getting permission to use robots that can use lethal force, a hotel guest finding a hidden camera in their bathroom, and a lot more! 

After that, our Culture Editor Tiffany has her “This Week on the Internet” column and shares her favorite meme of the week. 

P.S. — Don’t forget to take our news quiz! If you answer the question correctly, you might win a Daily Dot shirt

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⚡ Today’s top stories

San Francisco police get permission to use robots to kill citizens

San Francisco voted in favor of a proposal which would allow police to deploy robots that are capable of using lethal force under specific circumstances.


‘It’s a f*cking camera pointed at a toilet’: Guest allegedly discovers hidden camera in hotel

One person had a nightmare hotel experience when they allegedly found a hidden camera placed above one of the hotel room toilets


‘Working in hardware as a young woman is EXHAUSTING’: Ace Hardware worker films things customers say to her

A TikToker consistently posts about her interactions with customers while working at Ace Hardware. One of her recent, more viral clips captured the remarks a couple of customers made about her split-dyed hair.


Nusi Quero, designer of Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ cover art, accused of sexual assault by multiple women

Nusi Quero, a Los Angeles-based designer, has been accused of predatory behavior and sexual assault by over 30 women via Instagram.


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🗣️ This Week on the Internet

By Tiffany Kelly

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In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Fridays our Senior Culture Editor Tiffany Kelly recaps the most pressing online discourse of the week in her “This Week On The Internet” 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.

🐦 Elon Musk quickly tweeted and deleted a photo of a notorious white nationalist

🍩 A gas station employee revealed how the leftover donuts are dealt with at the end of the day, and people aren’t happy about it

🍔 In a viral video, a Wendy’s customer filmed themselves telling an employee that they “fu*ked up” their order and that he wants to fight them for their error. The employee agreed to the fight

📹 This woman claims she caught her neighbor cheating on her husband through Blink camera footage

🎈 An ex-Party City employee is sharing what led her to quit on her first day.

🎄 You might be surprised, but dads like cool things too. As proof, these are the best Christmas gifts you’ll both love! * 

☎️ A woman says a Hulu employee took her personal contact info to reach out to her after their customer service chat

⚽ The latest from the Daily Dot’s ‘Presser’ vertical: “In an era of soccer cynicism, a legendary European club partners with a resort chain in Curacao to teach kids and clean the ocean

⚰️ From the Daily Dot archive: Is your kid attending funerals on Roblox?

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📅 Meme of the Week

The memes this week were all about Spotify Wrapped


🎶 Now Playing: “It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody” by Weyes Blood 🎶 

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*First Published: Dec 2, 2022, 11:00 am CST