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Tiffany Kelly

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Posted on Jun 2, 2023   Updated on Jun 7, 2023, 8:23 am CDT

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Hello! Tiffany here, filling in for Andrew. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Today, we have stories on Truth Social’s ties to Poast, how IMDb users are review-bombing The Little Mermaid, fake Satantic Target merchandise, and Ted Lasso‘s controversial finale

Scroll down for my column on what riled up the internet this week. See you tomorrow!

— T.K.

⚡ Today’s top stories

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked DMs reveal Truth Social’s close ties to Kiwi Farms successor

Founder claimed Truth Social was ‘using the front end built directly on Poast.’


IMDb had to give ‘The Little Mermaid’ a ‘weighted’ audience score due to review-bombing

The live-action remake was deluged by negative ratings from IMDb users.


No, Target is not using Baphomet mannequins to push Satanic clothing to kids

The retailer is currently facing backlash from conservatives for carrying Pride merchandise.


‘Ted Lasso’ wedding scene gets roasted

A scene from Ted Lasso‘s season 3 finale is being held up as an example of the show’s decline.


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