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

Today, we have stories on Azealia Banks weighing in on Taylor Swift’s love life, an AOC parody account, a controversial AI art trend, and people wondering how to pronounce the name DeSantis

Scroll down for our weekly Dirty Delete column from Claire. See you tomorrow!

— T.K.

⚡ Today’s top stories

An AOC parody account is riling up the congresswoman

A parody account of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), commonly referred to AOC, is fooling users and stirring up drama on Twitter.


Azealia Banks weighs in on Matty Healy and Taylor Swift romance

“Matt Healy is one shared needle away from tetanus,” she wrote on Instagram.


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The latest AI art trend is already controversial

AI creators are using ‘generative fill’ to expand classic works of art—but detractors argue this ruins the original image.


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Why do Ron and Casey DeSantis pronounce his last name differently?

With the recent announcement from DeSantis regarding a 2024 presidential run, many online are asking the question: What is the correct DeSantis pronunciation?


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🗳️ Dirty Delete

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

💸 Woman blackmailed her boyfriend after finding out he cheated

🥗 Olive Garden worker complains about when tables of 6 or more all order never-ending soup and salad

🍟 McDonald’s customer has 9,000 points. So she puts her orders in one at a time

🚨 Viewers defend Home Depot worker after customers demand he checks the price

🛬  Airport worker says she was fired first day on the job

📜 From the Daily Dot archive: Here’s a look at the wild history of fanfic censorship. 

👋 Before you go

Ever heard of “grounding” a bed? A woman posted a TikTok that showed her running a series of wires from her bed to a metal pole outside her bedroom window. The video received a lot of criticism.

woman 'grounded her bed' with no prior research
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