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Posted on Feb 15, 2023   Updated on Feb 16, 2023, 10:00 am CST

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Hello! Tiffany here, filling in for Andrew again. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Today, we have stories on the Ohio train derailment, the Michigan State shooting, and how to see your Uber rating.

We also have a review of the new Ant-Man movie and the “Now Streaming” column from Audra. 

— T.K. 

Today’s top stories

Fake Facebook ‘meme’ leads internet to accuse innocent man of Michigan State shooting

The man accused said it was a ‘f*cked up’ experience.


TikTok becomes ground zero for toxic Ohio train derailment news as users push against ‘media blackout’

Millions of people are now learning about world events from TikTok.


Customer reveals how to see how Uber drivers have rated you

‘I wish I never found this setting.’


‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ is a waste of everyone’s time

Instead of giving Ant-Man a comedy film and Kang a serious origin story, Marvel combines the two and flubs both.


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