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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 online (seriously) thinking that President Biden was actually AI during a recent interview, five food recreations found on TikTok that you can make immediately, the explosion of memes from the second season of House of the Dragon, and an iPhone user making a starling discovery while taking a selfie. 

After that, our Senior Politics and Technology Editor David has a “Deplatformed” column for you. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today in Internet Culture

Biden’s fiery ‘Morning Joe’ interview was so intense people thought it was an AI fake

Some people online are convinced that the White House replaced President Joe Biden with artificial intelligence (AI) during an interview on Morning Joe.


‘That is damn good’: 5 TikTok food recreations you should make immediately 

TikTok isn’t just for dance challenges and funny videos anymore; it’s become a hotspot for finding amazing recipes anyone can try at home.


‘House of the Dragon’ season 2 memes are coming in hot

The second season of the show has sparked a ton of memes


‘I’m so so confused and kinda freaked out’: iPhone user notices something unusual on her teeth when she takes a selfie

This creator made a startling discovery when she noticed something odd about a selfie she took with her iPhone 15.


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🚉 Deplatformed

By David Covucci
Politics & Technology Editor

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BlueSky breaks down Project 2025 

Deplatformed is a weekly column that looks into the nether reaches of the internet—outside the big few that everyone already covers—to tell you the political discourse online. It runs on Thursdays in the Daily Dot’s web_crawlr newsletter. If you want to get this column a day before we publish it, subscribe to web_crawlr, where you’ll get the daily scoop of internet culture delivered straight to your inbox.

🕸️ Crawling the Web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

📹 This Walmart customer has shared a disturbing PSA about the retailer’s self-checkout cameras, warning they might be capturing “inappropriate” angles.

🛩️ A viral hack claims it’s cheaper to buy airplane tickets at the airport counter. This TikTok user put it to the test and was surprised by the results.

🏡 This new homeowner thought she had closed on her dream home, but she said the situation quickly turned into a nightmare.

🥜 At Texas Roadhouse, a nostalgic ritual of tossing peanut shells on the floor while dining is becoming a rarity, a change that has sparked debate among patrons and staff alike.

🧀 Has Kraft macaroni and cheese undergone a dramatic change

💼 From the Daily Dot archive: For Gen Z, office culture is both nostalgic and glamorous (sometimes). 

📝 Question of the Day

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🤳 Today’s Viral Video

This pig’s name is either grimy or genius. 🐷

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