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Posted on Feb 21, 2024   Updated on Feb 21, 2024, 11:56 am CST

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Hello fellow web crawlers! Kira here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Today’s top stories are about: Mark Zuckerberg’s relatable meme moment, Trump’s potential lawsuit due to his knock-off Louboutins, an update on the breakdancing Bitcoin dad saga, and Reddit’s trolling response to AI training on the site

After that, check out a ‘Decoding Fandom’ column from yours truly. 

See you tomorrow, 

— K.D. 


⚡ Today’s top stories

🥊 MEMES
Zuckerberg’s extremely relatable, awkward appearance in corner of UFC fighter gets memed

People saw themselves in the awkward interaction. 

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👠 POLITICS
Will Trump’s new red-soled sneakers earn him a lawsuit from Christian Louboutin?

These is red bottoms – these is bloody shoes

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🕺 VIRAL
Breakdancing Bitcoin dad speaks out after TikTok comedian blew up for saying he ‘abandoned’ her family for career

An update on the family saga. Elon Musk thinks this guy is ‘awesome.’

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🧌 TECH
Reddit inked a $60 million AI deal for its data—and users are plotting ways to troll it with bunk post

“People will figure out exactly how the model scrapes the site for information, then will fill the AI with the most garbage ass garbage content the world has ever seen,” one Redditor wrote

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⭐ Decoding Fandom

By Kira Deshler
Assistant Newsletter Editor

Macho man ‘Reacher’ has fans across the political spectrum
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Macho man ‘Reacher’ has fans across the political spectrum

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Wednesdays our Assistant Newsletter Editor Kira Deshler dives deep into the world of fan culture in her “Decoding Fandom” 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 your inbox.


🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🕸️ Here are the internet’s reactions to ‘Madame Web’: “it was terrible and i loved every second of it.”

🕶️ People think this video of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce proves their relationship is PR.

👬 Nikki Haley’s ’12 fellas’ boast is going mega-viral for a raunchy misinterpretation. “Does your husband know about these fellas?”

🏫 Oklahoma’s top education official called out over Libs of TikTok ties after non-binary student beaten at school, dies later.

🧃 A Costco employee refused to give free samples to a man’s kids. He was outraged, but viewers are siding with the employee.

📱TikTok viewers are divided about a video that shows ‘tablet strollers” for kids at the mall. 

🍦 A Walmart shopper noticed something unusual about the Great Value ice cream – it doesn’t really melt

👶🏼 From the Daily Dot archive: Influencers are putting foster and adopted kids in the limelight—advocates are calling it exploitation.


📝 Question of the Day

Everyone’s got opinions, and we want to know yours. Just click a button below to answer the question, and tomorrow we will let you know how fellow web crawlers like you answered. 

IS MADAME WEB CAMPY FUN OR JUST PLAIN TRASH?

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👋 Before you go

Carvana is embroiled in controversy once again after a customer claimed the company sold him a stolen car

A man named Adrian Kirkland has gone viral after his brother posted a video of the Savannah, Georgia police taking his car, as it had allegedly been stolen. “Do not buy a car from Carvana,” Kirkland’s brother says. “Carvana is out here selling stolen cars.”

“You know, a billion-dollar corporation, why are you selling people stolen cars?” he added. “It could happen to you, and that’s the reason we took to TikTok. It could happen to you.”

Carvana says that Kirkland was the victim of a “sophisticated fraud,” and the company has offered to find him a new Corvette and compensate him for the experience. Users in the comments section noted this is not the first time Carvana has had these issues.

Carvana(l), Man looking sad(c), Nice red car(r)
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*First Published: Feb 21, 2024, 10:30 am CST