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

Our top stories today are about: A Spirit Airlines customerfilming a “near-death” experience during a flight, a round-up of Pride Month memes to get you pumped for June, Trump fans declaring their undying allegiance to him in the wake of his conviction, and six weird things that recently went down at Walmart.

After that, our Senior Reporter Tricia has a “Digital Democracy” column for you. 

But wait—there’s more! 👀

We’re introducing something brand new! Starting today, we’ll have a “Today’s Viral Video” section at the end of each newsletter. It’ll be your bite-sized viral video we think you need to see. Today’s is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek one, but keep an eye out each day for a new video to watch. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today in Internet Culture

✈️ WTF
‘We about to fly into the water’: Man shares what to expect if your plane has to make an emergency water landing after traumatic Spirit flight

An alleged passenger on a Spirit Airlines flight recalled the “near-death” experience they had on a recent flight. 


🏳️‍🌈 MEMES
Pride Month memes to get you pumped for June

It’s gonna be gay.”


‘I WILL be voting for a convicted felon’: Trump fans declare undying allegiance to him in breathless new meme

Trump supporters posted their enthusiasm for supporting a convicted criminal.


6 weird things that recently went down at a Walmart near you

Walmart is a wild, wild place.


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👩‍💻 Digital Democracy

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‘Disgraceful’: Florida’s Board of Ed decided to keep curriculum about benefits of slavery

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🕸️ Crawling the Web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🧀 A restaurant customer ordered mac and cheese with chicken tenders. She didn’t expect what she actually received.

🥑 This woman put Chipotle on blast after she was served brown guac. The manager, she says, hung up on her when she tried to complain.

💳 Are you using “tap to pay” wrong? This shopper says so

🌼 A couple of TikTok users are accusing 1-800 Flowers of false advertising after receiving some arrangements that didn’t exactly match the website.

🍎 A Trader Joe’s worker says you’re supposed to bag your own groceries. She’s got some other insider trivia you might not know.

🍗 Viewers are divided after watching a viral video casting doubts about the hype surrounding Raising Cane’s.

🔍 From the Daily Dot archive: QAnon is now too big to fail.

📝 Question of the Day

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🤳 Today’s Viral Video

Told you today’s viral video was a tad tongue-in-cheek. 😉

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