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Posted on Aug 22, 2022   Updated on Aug 23, 2022, 6:07 am CDT

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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

It’s Monday, which means it is time for our weekly “One Dumb Conspiracy” column from our Tech Reporter Mikael. 

Besides that we’ve got key reports on a TikToker trying to take the true crime genre to task, Amazon being upset about the FTC’s investigation, the Republican who recently ousted Rep. Liz Cheney spouting QAnon conspiracies, and a “That One Sound” column from our Senior Reporter Audra. 

Phew. That’s a lot. See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

A TikToker is taking the true crime genre to task after NBC ‘glamorizes’ the murder of her mother

A TikToker is committed to exposing the hideous underbelly of the true crime genre.


Emma Chamberlain’s awkward laugh becomes viral TikTok sound

A sound from a 2021 video is now the soundtrack for our current mood.


Amazon claims FTC is harassing Jeff Bezos by asking him to testify about Prime

Amazon confirmed an FTC investigation into Prime and called the asks from Bezos “grossly unreasonable.”


Republican who ousted Liz Cheney immediately pivots to QAnon conspiracies

The candidate who ousted incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) recently spouted a central tenet of the QAnon conspiracy theory.


🧠 According to experts

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🔍 One Dumb Conspiracy

By Mikael Thalen

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Why conspiracy theorists think actress Anne Heche was murdered

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Mondays our Tech Reporter Mikael Thalen debunks the most wild conspiracy theories swirling around the web in his “One Dumb Conspiracy” 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.

🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🍕 A Domino’s Pizza manager sparked a debate on TikTok after he posted snippets of a job interview and explained why the candidate had two “strikes.”

💼 A woman on TikTok says her former employer mailed her a swag bag just days after laying her off.

😲 This TikToker is going viral for claiming that a maintenance person entered her apartment twice unannounced

🎮 Pokemon is so much more than trading cards. These are the best Pokemon-themed products every fan should have. It’s go time. * 

🍞 There’s nothing wrong with ordering a Starbucks sandwich double-toastedright?

🎥 Addams Family fans are arguing over Luis Guzman’s role as Gomez in the new Netflix adaptation

🤔 How much of your personal life should you share with your co-workers

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👋 Before you go

A group of Starbucks baristas have gone viral for posting a video where they reveal their least-favorite drinks and pastries to make. Some of your favorite stuff is probably one of them

Starbucks barista sitting in chair speaking (l) Starbucks barista sitting pointing finger up at caption 'what menu item would you remove from starbucks?' (c) Starbucks barista sitting in booth speaking (r)

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*First Published: Aug 22, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT