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Newsletter: Taylor Swift remaster called an election psyop

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

Our top stories today are about: Why people (seriously) think a Taylor Swift song remaster is actually a long con to swing the 2024 election, a viral story of a mother of the bride dumping wine on a guest who she thought had a white dress on, actress Sydney Sweeney potentially being caught illegally streaming Law & Order, and the funniest ‘hawk tuah’ memes that popped up after that video appeared on everyone’s feeds.

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

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today in Internet Culture

🎼 CONSPIRACY 
Taylor Swift’s 2021 ‘All Too Well’ remake accused of being secret long con to swing 2024

The Taylor Swift psyop conspiracy theory is back

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👰 VIRAL
‘SEND AN INVOICE’: Mother of bride dumps wine on guest’s dress after thinking it’s white. She made a huge mistake

“At the wedding, the mother of the bride walks by her with a full glass of wine, dumps it down my daughter’s dress, and just keeps walking doesn’t say a word. It was obviously a targeted hit.”

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📺 POP CULTURE
‘She’s so real for pirating’: Sydney Sweeney may have been caught illegally streaming ‘Law and Order’ episodes

The actress is truly a woman of the people.

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💦 MEMES
The funniest ‘hawk tuah’ memes on the internet

Hawk tuah girl meme posts resulted from widespread positive reactions to a woman saying “hawk tuah” to imitate a spitting sound in response to a dating question.

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⭐ Decoding Fandom

By Kira Deshler
Assistant Newsletter Editor

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Charli XCX and Lorde made the internet go wild

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.

💸 A single mom of three has been accused of duping her followers into sending her a bunch of cash through an online GoFundMe and using the cash in frivolous ways.

🌯 Amid the backlash to the fast-casual chain, customers think Chipotle’s “phone rule” was a scam to get them back in line.

🛍️ A woman says a male DoorDash shopper claimed an item she ordered was out of stock. That forced her to go to the store herself where she promptly found it on the shelf.

💰 This 20-something is making thousands of dollars while traveling the world, and she only has to do this one simple thing to make money.

🪒 Apparently there is a right way to shave with a razor, according to this viral video. 

⚰️ From the Daily Dot archive: Here are the real-life stakes of faking your death online.


📝 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. 

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🤳 Today’s Viral Video

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🎶 Now Playing: “The girl, so confusing version with lorde” by Charli XCX 🎶 

 
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