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

Our top stories today are about: People flocking to the New York Courts’ Facebook account to troll and say they had a cousin on Trump’s jury, five travel hacks that airlines don’t want you to know about, a customer saying an Amazon driverfaked photos of her delivered packages, and an explainer ofthe “marked safe from” meme

After that, our Assistant Newsletter Editor Kira has a “Decoding Fandom” column for you. 

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See you tomorrow! 

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⚡ Today in Internet Culture

People flock to New York Courts’ Facebook to claim they had a cousin on Trump’s jury

The Facebook page of the New York State Unified Court System is being inundated with comments—many of which are from trolls claiming their cousin was on former President Donald Trump’s criminal hush money jury.


5 travel hacks from TikTok that airlines don’t love you knowing about

Whether for leisure or work, traveling can be a rewarding experience if you know how to prepare effectively. Thankfully, today’s travelers can easily access a wealth of travel on social media.


‘He’s covering his tracks’: Customer says Amazon driver faked photos of her delivered packages

An Amazon customer couldn’t stop laughing after clocking how a delivery driver attempted to “cover his tracks” after dropping off her packages.


The ‘marked safe from’ meme gets us through hard times

The Marked Safe meme uses an altered version of the Facebook Safety Check feature to allow people to jokingly flag themselves as “safe” from certain public figures or amusing situations.


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⭐ Decoding Fandom

By Kira Deshler
Assistant Newsletter Editor

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‘The Acolyte’ hate proves the ‘Star Wars’ fandom is just as toxic as ever

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🕸️ Crawling the Web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🐔 A couple went viral on TikTok after exposing Costco for apparently selling them two parasite-laced chicken breasts. The only issue? Viewers were convinced that the so-called parasite was simply a vein

🩳 Apparently, some airlines have a dress code for passengers. The problem is no one knows about them. Would you still fly with an airline if you knew they had a dress code?

🛒 A couple that got stopped upon trying to exit Walmart is sharing their frustrations with what went down, although not everyone agrees with how they handled it.

🔨 Lowe’s tried to sell wood that was both a health and safety hazard and refused to pull it from the shelves when initially called out on it. Then this happened.

💰 A TikToker was left shocked after their bank reportedly “interrogated” them on their own money deposits.

🔍 From the Daily Dot archive: How Trump mainstreamed QAnon before anyone ever noticed. 

📝 Question of the Day

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🤳 Today’s Viral Video

Imagine trying to get to work on time and you run into “subway mania.”

🎶 Now Playing: “So Many Planets” by St. Vincent 🎶 

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