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Posted on Jun 28, 2023   Updated on Jun 29, 2023, 8:10 am CDT

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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Our top stories today are about: A woman using a simple trick to catch someone she met on a dating app who was stalking her Instagram account, how Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is being mocked for thinking her smart TV acting up was part of an assassination plot, why influencers who visited the Shein headquarters in China are facing backlash, and a hotel bathroom that’s going viral for being really bizarre

After that, our Senior Culture Reporter Audra has a “Now Streaming” column for you. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

Woman catches guy she’s seeing stalking her from secret Instagram account. He claimed he had no social media

Have you ever caught someone you met on a dating app in a lie


Marjorie Taylor Greene’s smart TV acted up this weekend—she thinks it was part of an assassination plot

Netflix and kill.


Influencers’ videos of a Shein headquarters in China draw backlash

The influencers who toured several Shein factories are on the receiving end of backlash.


‘Who doesn’t want privacy in a bathroom???!!’: Hotel bathroom doesn’t come with door, walls are glass

A video posted by a hotel guest traveling to the Netherlands shows a bizarre design choice: a bathroom without a door.


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☕ A Starbucks barista shared a super-caffeinated drink she made to last through an eight-hour shift, inspiring others who were intrigued by its possibilities.

💼 A job hunter has sparked a discussion after they posted a montage of all of the rejection notices they’ve received from Indeed while applying to jobs.  

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🛢️ This driver is going viral for sharing that they didn’t know cars needed an oil change every 2-3 months. Now her car doesn’t work

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Two passengers traveling from London to Indiana urged viewers to “never, ever fly with American Airlines again” in a viral video posted to TikTok. However, commenters were critical of the pair for singling out the one airline, with many claiming this is a common issue regardless of airline.

Upon arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York for a layover, user Natalie (@natcatslat) and her friend Delaney (@del388_) discovered that their flight to Indiana had been canceled in the American Airlines app. No reason was given for the cancellation and they had no option to book another flight, Natalie says.

The clip has been viewed 825,700 times since it was first posted. 

American Airlines customer speaking with caption 'AMERICAN AIRLINES NEEDS TO BE CANCELLED' (l) hand holding phone with American Airlines app on screen in front of dark background (c) American Airlines customers speaking with caption 'AMERICAN AIRLINES NEEDS TO BE CANCELLED' (r)
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*First Published: Jun 28, 2023, 10:30 am CDT