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

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Our top stories today are about: A hotel guest warning of a pizza scam that is happening in multiple states, actor Mark Hamill being on a crusade to bring back public likes on X, how a TikToker’s at-home sandwich station trend is taking over refrigerators everywhere, and why people are calling out the hypocrisy of Disney+

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

See you tomorrow! 

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— A.W. 


⚡ Today in Internet Culture

🍕 SCAMS
‘It blew my mind’: Hotel guest warns against 3 San Antonio pizza places running a ‘scam.’ It’s not just Texas

You should think twice before choosing pizza over room service. You might lose your credit card information to a pernicious pizza scam.

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👍 TECH
‘I want people to know it was me’: Mark Hamill is on a crusade to bring back public likes on X

Not everyone is taking the news that X is hiding likes so easily. One of the main crusaders against this change is Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill

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Putting together a quick sandwich just got a little quicker.

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🎬 POP CULTURE
People are calling out the hypocrisy of the ‘Saw’ films being added to Disney+ when they axed a ‘Lizzie McGuire’ reboot for being too adult

new move by Disney+ has the internet calling out the streamer for multiple reasons.

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👩‍💻 Digital Democracy

By Tricia Crimmins
Senior Reporter

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A 2021 Biden executive order is being accused of election fraud—there’s just one problem

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Tuesdays our Senior Reporter Tricia Crimmins explains the legislation that is captivating the internet in her “Digital Democracy” 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.

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🕸️ Crawling the Web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

💊 A pharmacist revealed five of what he says are the best deals on medications at Dollar Tree, along with a few pharmaceutical products you should avoid

💅 This beauty guru posted a viral video sharing a trick she says will make your press-on nails last for at least 30 days

🐠 A Costco shopper is calling out the store after claiming to have found parasites in their salmon.

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🏦 Personal banking can often present complex tasks to customers in a simple format requiring little interaction with a bank teller or employee. That might not always be a good thing.

🖋️ A TikToker has gone viral after making an unsettling realization about her new tattoo

🍽️ Customers usually understand that if a restaurant’s front door is locked, that means it’s closed and not accepting customers. However, that isn’t very clear to one customer as this TikToker explains.

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🛍️ From the Daily Dot archive: #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt: Why TikTok shopping is now the ordinary.


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🤳 Today’s Viral Video

Recycle! Recycle!” 😂

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