Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Our top stories today are about: A viral video where a passenger put a camera on his airport luggage to see “what really happens” to it, how the FCC is set to officially begin its effort to reinstate net neutrality, two people going viral for showing off a completely mold-infested apartment, and an explainer of the Chad time thief meme.
After that, we’ve got something exciting for you. We are introducing our new column “Deplatformed” by our Senior Politics and Tech Editor David Covucci that will search all corners of the internet to tell you the political discourse online.
See you tomorrow!
Today’s top stories
A creator tried to find out what really happens to luggage once it’s checked in at an airport.
FCC to officially begin effort to reinstate net neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is beginning the process of restoring net neutrality rules that were axed during former President Donald Trump administration.
‘When they forgot to mention the apartment comes with complimentary mold’: Creator shows herself touring mold-infested apartment
Two people in hazmat suits revealed a disgusting series of discoveries they made in a mold-infested apartment, leaving viewers with a ton of questions.
If you ever find yourself slacking or taking an extra long lunch break then there’s a meme for you.
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By David Covucci
Senior Politics and Technology Editor
Introducing Deplatformed, a look at how politics is playing out online
Deplatformed is a weekly column that looks into the nether reaches of the internet—outside the big few that everyone already covers—to tell you the political discourse online. It runs on Thursdays in the Daily Dot’s web_crawlr newsletter. If you want to get this column a day before we publish it, subscribe to web_crawlr, where you’ll get the daily scoop of internet culture delivered straight to your inbox.
Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
This former McDonald’s corporate chef is letting people know where to find the closest match to the chain’s cheese at your local supermarket.
A user on TikTok claims to have caught a felony in action while staying at a Days Inn. She discovered that a woman destroyed the hotel’s breakfast area.
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A Walmart customer exposed how little the store’s new security measures actually protect products from theft.
This worker is going viral for sharing why he quit his jobs at Taco Bell, Target, FedEx, PetSmart, and more.
Another day, another group of fans are fighting to see their favorite music artist in concert without going broke.
“Be careful what you wish for” or “the grass is greener on the other side” are sayings that can be directly applicable to the sentiments a work-from-home employee has towards her “mindless” remote job.
A TikTok user with their credit card linked to their Apple Card believes they have found a hack for free Chipotle after they placed an order that was ultimately declined.
From the Daily Dot archive: TikTok is ushering in a wave of Latina influencers.
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Before you go
An apartment building took strange steps to censor their tenants’ internet access after making a shocking discovery about the kind of content they were searching for.
In a viral video with over 809,000 views, TikTok user Tess (@tesslovenn) captured a strange notice posted in the building’s elevator.
The building then made it clear that it would be taking a moral stand by restricting the tenants’ access to certain search terms, writing, “In response, any search containing the words “Judy Hops” or “Animal Crossing” will now be blocked.”