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

We crawled the web for you today and our top stories are about: how a claim that TikTok was hacked is just internet bluster, a creator raising the alarm about employer surveillance on Microsoft Teams, discourse about the use of fat suits in movies, and a viral video about a very peculiar request of a DoorDash worker. 

After that, Claire has her weekly “Dirty Delete” column for you, and if you scroll down we’ve got a report about a “Karen” in a Subway

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today’s top stories

The claim of a big TikTok ‘hack’ may just be internet bluster

TikTok denied claims that it was breached after hackers published data last week they alleged was stolen from the company.

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Creator raises alarm after saying employers can read employees’ private messages on Microsoft Teams

The video reached 204,000 views, with commenters sharing their alarm about the possibility of HR reading their chats. 

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‘You ask and you shall receive’: DoorDash driver gets revenge on customer who had absurd request

In August, a DoorDash driver received a peculiar request… and he decided to comply with it

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‘The Whale’ premiere sparks a new debate about fat suits

The film stars Brendan Fraser as a 600-pound man.

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

📦 An Amazon customer recently went viral for sharing how the delivery company left her package at the wrong place: An electrical plant

🍩 A 17-year-old former Dunkin’ Donuts worker says she quit after being left in the store by herself. Her video detailing why she quit is getting a lot of attention. 

🚰 Should you take the water when someone offers you water during a job interview? A video about that question is going viral online

🍪 A TikToker recently went viral after noticing something peculiar behind the counter of a Crumbl Cookies location: children making the cookies

✨ Get your fix for all things wizardry with the best magic movies that aren’t Fantastic Beasts.

👏 After an influential TikToker made a video criticizing BeReal users for taking photos while laying in their beds, one user has clapped back, calling the take “out of touch.”

🏳️‍🌈 From Club Penguin to Roblox, LGBTQ youth have always flocked to gaming websites.

🍴 A restaurant server on TikTok recently went viral for their tirade against a customer who gave them an attitude just because the kitchen ran out of a specific dish that they wanted.

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👋 Before you go

Karen alert! A TikToker filmed a woman in a Subway location who demanded a worker “finish” making her sandwich. Commenters on the video applauded the way that the employees and customers treated the “disrespectful” woman. 

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