Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Today’s top stories are about: A viral video that captured shopping cart mayhem at Target, a woman sharing how she identified someone who scammed her, Fox News being big mad over M&Ms, and how artificial intelligence is causing controversy in the art scene yet again.
After that, our Culture Reporter Michelle has her weekly “Now Streaming” column.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
‘It’s causing mayhem’: TikToker films Target customers struggling with new anti-theft shopping carts
A recent viral video on TikTok depicted customers at a Target struggling to adjust to the store’s new anti-theft cart sensors.
Woman shares how she identified scammer who used her credit card—with the help of an Olaplex customer service rep
A TikToker posted a method that folks may want to try if they’ve ever had their credit card info nabbed online and want to locate the crook responsible.
Fox News is taking aim at M&M’s after it was revealed that the candy would soon come in an all-female version.
After disrupting the world of illustrators, artificial intelligence is causing controversy with a new type of machine-generated content: AI photography.
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
💰 A TikToker claims that the Chick-fil-A app recently transferred $50 from her bank account to the app without her consent, and other customers say the same thing has happened to them.
🌯 In a viral video, a Chipotle customer catches a worker lying about being out of chips.
🍔 When you’re buying fast food from a well-established franchise, it’d be pretty jarring to see a menu item from another chain in your bag.
👜 A story about being detained at a Coach store after being accused of stealing has turned into a harrowing, multiple video saga of bad customer service.
🍼 What you need to know about the little conception device that’s making it easier to get pregnant.*
📺 From the Daily Dot archive: “Here’s why you can’t take a screenshot of a TV show or movie on your computer.”
🍸 Staying past closing time may not be a big deal to customers, but for those in the service industry it can present a particular nuisance as one bartender showed in a recent viral video.
🎬 Have you seen M3GAN yet? If not, why not check out our review of the film, where we say it is “programmed for maximum chaos.”
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👋 Before you go
A woman confirmed a TikTok hotel hack that has been circulating the platform: how to get free upgrades at hotels.
It’s actually… pretty easy.