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Posted on Jun 6, 2023   Updated on Jun 7, 2023, 7:52 am CDT

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

Today, we have stories on Swifties celebrating the Swift-Healy breakup, the controversial Spider-Verse ending, criticism of Reddit’s app, and Lauren Boebert’s claim she skipped a vote being questioned.

Scroll down for Tricia’s Problematic on TikTok column. See you tomorrow!

— T.K.

⚡ Today’s top stories

Swifties celebrate the end of Taylor Swift’s newest, controversial relationship

The two musicians, who’ve known each other for years, allegedly started dating shortly after the end of Swift’s six-year relationship with Joe Alwyn.


Why ‘Across the Spider-Verse’s cliffhanger ending isn’t all bad

We have to wait until March for the concluding movie.


Redditors air grievances with official app after site implements new pricing for 3rd-party readers

Criticism of Reddit’s app exploded just one week before major subreddits intend to protest the company’s plans regarding third-party options.


Lauren Boebert’s old tweet, viral video contradict claim she skipped debt ceiling vote in protest

A CNN journalist shared footage in response that appears to call the claim into question.


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😬 Problematic on TikTok

By Tricia Crimmins

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De-influencing to combat overconsumption is booming on TikTok

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Tuesdays our IRL Reporter Tricia Crimmins breaks down the trends on the popular app that will make you cringe in her “Problematic on TikTok” 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.

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👋 Before you go

A Walmart customer’s clip went viral on TikTok after allegedly discovering a pair of jeans that were stolen by being swapped out.

She claims the jeans were worn to sh*t,” and “warm.”

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*First Published: Jun 6, 2023, 10:30 am CDT